Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"3-D Printed high pressure hydraulic components"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Hydraulics, Mechanics, Systems
Project Description:
This project is concerned with the use of 3-D printing technologies for functional equipment beyond conceptualization and visualization. The goal of this study is to characterize varios additive manufacturing materials for their use in hydraulic equipment.
Expected Student Contributions:
The intern would contribute to the research process through material manufacturing and testing, organization of results and findings, and potentially through scholarly output such as posters or publications.
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Desired Qualifications:
Highly motivated junior or senior in Engineering, Science, or Technology interested in smart materials research and 3-D printing. 3.0 or higher GPA
Estimated Weekly Hours:
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Garcia Bravo, Jose
school of engineering technology

Student Supervisor

Jose Garcia
Assistant Professor SOET

Cooperating Faculty

Brittany Newell
School of Engineering Technology/ Purdue Polytech