College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
The goal of this project is to study the performance of a 3D printed mechanical part subjected to topology optimization. A part that is somewhat complex in its load bearing and geometry will be selected. That part will then be designed, finite element analysis will be performed on it to optimize its topology, and then it will be 3D printed and tested. The goal of topology optimization is to either save material cost and/or part weight due to the ability of 3D printing to manufacture parts with complex and obscure geometry.
Honors Faculty Advisor
O'Donnell, Michael and Levy, Michael J., "Design for Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1384.