Faculty Advisor

Iannacchione, Germano S.

Faculty Advisor

Lados, Diana A.

Abstract

The goals of this project were to build an apparatus for the measurement of thermal and electrical conductivities of metals, primarily aluminum alloys, and relate these transport properties to the materials' characteristic microstructures. The materials’ microstructure were altered via chemical modification and heat treatment to study the effects on thermal and electrical transport properties. The microstructural characteristics and micro-hardness of the alloys were evaluated. Novel relationships between the alloys conductivities and their microstructural features were uniquely established.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

International Studies

Major

International and Global Studies

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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