College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Date of Last Revision
ME Senior Design I and II (Honors Section)
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
A research project in The University of Akron to study grinding and super-finishing of silicon nitride ceramic was initiated by Dr. Siamak Farhad and sponsored by the Timken Company, with the assistance of undergraduate students Michael Simon, Ryan Hosso and Mathew Rozmajzl. The study required analysis of forces and scratches generated during grinding processes of silicon nitride samples. A testing assembly was designed and constructed to record the forces generated during grinding and super-finishing of silicon nitride samples in a computer-numerical-control machine. Silicon nitride samples were subjected to desired grinding and super-finishing operations and all forces generated during the process were recorded. The samples were then examined under an electron microscope to document, measure and study the material removal. All data was subjected to confidential analysis under direction of Dr. Siamak Farhad, and the Timken company and applicable analysis conclusions are being reached.
Dr. Siamak Farhad
Dr. Gopal Nadkarni
Honors Faculty Advisor
Dr. Scott Sawyer
Simon, Michael, "Grinding and Super-Finishing Test Machine Project" (2022). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1533.
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