College of Engineering and Polymer Science
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Bachelor of Science
Date of Expected Graduation
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.
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Bates, Clark and Kulin, Nikolas M., "Dome Tester" (2023). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1769.