College of Engineering and Polymer Science

Date of Last Revision

2024-01-17 07:07:00


Mechanical Engineering

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Fall 2023


We are reconfiguring and modifying the previously built dome tester to be more user friendly and mechanically applicable. This has a long-term goal of being a usable teaching tool for manufacturing education within the college of engineering and polymer sciences. The dome tester pushes a metal dome into a clamped sheet of metal to test its forming limits and where necking occurs. We have implemented a better method of viewing the sheet sample as it is being deformed, and improved measuring methods for the distance a sample is deformed. By introducing these changes in conjunction with improved documentation of the testing procedure we hope to make this tester a more viable teaching tool for students to learn manufacturing methods and considerations.

Research Sponsor

Gopal Nadkarni

First Reader

David Peters

Second Reader

Daniel Deckler

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dane Quinn

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