Major

Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

This research project investigates impact and damage response of composite sandwich structures impacted with solid ice at extreme low-temperature. Composite sandwich structures of carbon fiber reinforced polymer sheets lining a polyvinyl chloride foam core are subjected to low-velocity impact at arctic temperatures. This impact will be delivered by a solid ice tool-tip via a drop impact testing machine. Data and test results acquired will be composed into a research report that will be submitted to The University of Akron and published in a scientific journal. This project builds upon the earlier study by Elamin, Li, & Tan (2018).

Research Sponsor

Dr. K.T. Tan

First Reader

Dr. Gregory Morscher

Second Reader

Dr. Reza Madad

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