Faculty Advisor

Iannacchione, Germano S.

Faculty Advisor

Lados, Diana A.

Abstract

The purpose of this experimental project was to design, construct, and validate a high-resolution apparatus to measure thermal and electrical property changes in heat treatable aluminum alloys. The materials chosen that make up the apparatus were chosen based on properties for a 500 degree change that will isolate the sample material to give a one-directional thermal and electrical flow through the sample material. The goal was to measure the property changes from the development of precipitates forming due to artificial aging. Thermal resistance was measured at four different stages throughout the artificial aging process of wrought Aluminum 6061 and cast Aluminum 319 during a T6 temper. The design aimed to create an apparatus that can swap sample materials with ease.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2014

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Physics

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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