Title of Proposal
Mechanical Engineering - Cooperative Education
Bachelor of Science
Date of Graduation
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).
Dr. K.T. Tan
Dr. Gregory Morscher
Dr. Reza Madad
Wilson, Matt, "Examination of Ice Impactor and Mold" (2019). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 868.