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Senior Projects from 2017

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Mechanical Testing Protocol for Characterizing Composite Lamina Pre-Pregs, Kenneth Blain Ainslie and Joshua Gustav Brinkmann

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Kinked Tensile Behavior of Cold Worked Nitinol, Grant R. Caraway and Samuel J. Canovas

Development of Low Cost Braze Alloys for Aerospace Applications, Alyssa M. Elliott, Sandy Babich, and Blake Whitmee

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Comparison of Intrusive and Non-Intrusive Methods for Corrosion Monitoring of Fuel Processing Systems, Armando Jacob Espinoza and Thomas Conner Field

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Investigation of a Method to Determine Mechanical Properties of Integral Composite Hinges for Application in Foldable Skis, Jada Evers and Kathryn Johnson

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Influence of Silver Nanoparticle Surface Charge on Cytotoxic Efficacy against Cancer Cells, Elliot Christian Frey

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Invariant-Based Method for Improving Efficiency of Mechanical Testing in Aerospace Certification of Carbon Fiber-Epoxy Composites, Alyssa Rina Gruezo and Erika Gabrielle Hansen

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Inkjet Printing of Nano-Silver Conductive Ink on PET Substrate, Skyler Jiang

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Selective Depolymerization of Industrial Hemp and its Effects on Thermal Resistivity, Tanner J. Jolly

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Tensile Properties of High-Strength Connecting Rod Bolts, Leland K. Lam

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Characterization of the 15-5 Stainless Steel Electric Discharge Machining Recast Layer, Julian R. Lohser and Rhys W. Gilmore

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The Natural Aging Behavior of Open-Die-Forged 7050 Aluminum Alloy, Casey J. Madsen and Joseph J. Redfearn

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Characterization of SLM Printed 316L Stainless Steel and Investigation of Microlattice Geometry, Finley H. Marbury

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The Relationship Between Structural Parameters and Mechanical Properties of Cactus Spines, Jorge Armando Martinez, Pamela Liz Szeto, and Theresa Mae Stewart

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A Comparison Study of Two Synthesis Methods for Polymer of Intrinsic Microporosity 1 (PIM-1), Conor S. Perry

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Qualification of Blue Laser Cutting Tool and Design of Test Procedure for Determining Cutting Parameters, Gaia Righi

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Characterization of Aquarefined Micro/Nanoporous Lead Material, Liam S. Russell and June Y. Suh

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Effect of Composition and Build Direction on Additively Manufactured Hastelloy X Alloys, Justin A. Spitzer, Jeffrey T. Schloetter, and Sarah Zerga

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Straightening of Investment Casting Ni-Based Superalloys, Silvia Squillaci and Janessa Cabrera

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Predicting Service Life of 347 Stainless Steel Pipes by Carburization Rate Measurement, Tyler L. Sura

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Screen Printing Silver Stretchable Conductive Paste to High Density Synthetic Fabric, Allison Rose Tuuri and Wesley Graham Powell

Senior Projects from 2016

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Predicting Flexural Strength of Composite Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panels Using Mechanical Models of Face Sheet Compressive Strength, Nicholas Bruffey and William Shiu

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Life Cycle Assessment and Comparison of Magnesium Oxide Nanoparticles Prepared by Aqueous and Microwave Synthesis Methods, Jesse Cartland

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Fiber Length Attrition in Additive Manufacturing, Michael Chapiro

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Grain Orientation Effects on the Rotating-Bending Fatigue Properties of Forged 7050-T7452 Aluminum Alloy, Matt Cristler and Jonas Zhang

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Effect of Hydrogen Pick-up and Release Behavior on the Tensile Properties of Electroplated 4340M High-strength Steel, Blake Daylor, Joshua Fisher, and Alan Michelen Ruiz

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Low-Cost Prosthetic Transfemoral Socket, Emelie Deans, Joshua Ledgerwood, Leah Moore, Shaina Jung, and Kristen Temnyk

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Welding Procedure Qualification of A36 Steel Plates Using the GTAW and GMAW Processes, Brecken DeOilers, Neri Lupian, and Regan Rumph

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Selection of a Flexible Polymer to Protect Dry Carbon Fibers in a CFRP Wallet Hinge, Evan Dowey and Matthew Johnson

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MANUFACTURING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POLY (LACTIC ACID)/CARBON BLACK CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITES FOR FDM FEEDSTOCK: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY, Dylan Fitz-Gerald and Justin Boothe

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Effect of Metal Organic Framework Concentration on the Crystallization of PLA-Al-MOF Composites, Eric Futak, Jeffrey Norton, Jessie O'Connell, and Nestor Vazquez

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Investigation of Outlife Time on the Environmental Durability of P2-Etched, Adhesively-Bonded Aluminum Alloys Using the ASTM Wedge Test, Daniel Gross and Corey Sutton

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Controlling Grain Size in Cold Worked and Annealed 1100 Aluminum to Optimize Ductility in Rocket Diaphragm Systems, Ryan Lewis, Bryce Simmons, and Jessica Williams

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Acoustic Management of Library Fishbowls, Zachary J. Lilley

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Comparison Study of Tensile Strength , Ductility, and Fracture Mode of H11, ARP 2000, and MP35N Connecting Rod Bolts for Use in High Performance Racing Engines, Megan McCabe and Samuel Randall

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Life Cycle Assessment of Paper Versus Electronic Assignment Submission in Cal Poly's Materials Engineering, Patrick McDonnal

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Effect of Thermal Exposure on Tensile Strength and Microhardness of Welded and Precipitation Hardened RX82 Aluminum Alloy Extrusions in the T4 and T6 Conditions, Lucien Miller

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Shear Strength of Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Hinges Using the V-Notch Rail Shear Test, Calvin Noetzel

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Quartz Crystal Preferred Orientation and Recrystallization Patterns from Naturally Deformed Rocks Under Constriction, Riley Quine

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Effects of Cold Work, Final Grind Diameter, and Heat Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Nitinol Guide Wire Tips, Daniel Rodriguez

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Buckling Strength in Carbon Fiber Polymer Matrix Composites Produced by Filament Winding for Structural use in Rockets, Kyle Rosenow

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Mechanical Properties of Solid-State Resistance Welded Nitinol - 304 Stainless Steel Joints in Peripheral Guide Wires, Jennifer Rowe

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Improving Surface Roughness of Optically Telegraphed Composite Laminations, Michael Smith

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Solution Casting and Mechanical Testing of Arabinan-Cellulose Nanocomposites, Kevin Su and Alina Lusebrink

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Reducing Food and Packaging Waste through Developing Edible Fruit Based Packaging Prototypes, Melanie Thatcher

Senior Projects from 2015

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Effect of Time Delay Between Etching and Adhesive Bonding (“Outlife” Time) on Lap-Shear Strength of Aluminum Alloys Using Environmentally-Friendly P2 Etch, Josh Barkhimer, Matthew Erich, and Gokul Nair

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Investigating the Cause of Unique Mechanical Behavior in Platinum Alloy Guidewire Tips, Evan Borgeson and Alfred Rosen

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Tensile Test Design to Measure Interlayer Adhesion in Investment Casting Shells for Spalling Mitigation, Shelby Boyd, Alex Miller, and Jameson Senger

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Characterization of Laser Deposited Ti-6Al-4V to Nb Gradient Alloys, Clincy Cheung

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The Influences of the Triple Bottom Line within the Athletic Footwear Industry, Jonathon Chiu

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Minimizing Sheet Resistance of Organic Photovoltaic Cell Top Contact Electrode Layer: Silver Nanowire Concentration vs. Conductive Polymer Doping Concentration, Caitlyn Cook

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Measuring and Increasing the Suspension Time of Lanthanide Oxysulfide Particles with Modifiers via Fluorescence For Use in Anti-counterfeiting Applications, Joe Dei Rossi, Tyler Dinslage, and Tyler Schelling

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Elevated Temperature Effects on the Mechanical Properties of Age Hardened 6xxx Series Aluminum Alloy Extrusions, Rachael Donovan, Rose Fortune, and Robert Trout

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Electrochemical Testing of Aluminum-Lithium Alloys 2050, 2195, and the Current Aerospace Industry Standard 7075 to Measure the Galvanic Corrosion Behavior with Ti-6Al-4V, Trent Duncan and Kevin Knight

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Mechanical Testing of Multi-Construction Composite Tubes for use in Fly Fishing Rods, Macormik Hopen

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An Investigation of Incipient Melting During Solution Heat Treatment of 7050 Aluminum Forgings and Its Effect on Corrosion Properties, Thomas Kilkenny

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Measuring Performance of Paint Coating via Laboratory and Field Testing, Eugene Leung and Rocco Lattanzio

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Effect of Heat Treatment on the Mechanical Properties in Natural Bamboo, Austin Levy and Mackenzie Kirkpatrick

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Analysis of Compression Creep Deformation of 7050 Aluminum Large Scale Open Die Forgings During the Solution Heat Treatment Process, Ashley Lopez and Elysha Cole

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Improving Product Design by Predicting Flexural Strength of a Honeycomb Core Sandwich Panel Composite Using Ply Tensile Strength, Justin Lui and Javal Patel

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Analysis of Shear Strength Variance of PH 15-7 Mo Blind Rivet Stems for Aerospace Applications, Miles MacArthur and Kent C. Majewski

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Molecular Dynamics Investigation of the Arabinan-Cellulose Interface for Cellulose Nanocomposite Applications, Luke Thornley

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Effects of Initial Forging Temperature, Cooling Rates, and Carbon Content on Primary Alpha Formation in Ti-6Al-4V, James Tillman and Hui Wei

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The Effects of Washing Environment on the Resistance of Silver Plated Nylon and Stainless Steel Conductive Threads, Stephanie Villavicencio

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Effects of Composition and Solid Solution Strengthening on the Compression Strength of Iron-Based Hardfacing Alloys, Tyler Wiggins and Samuel Garrison-Terry

Senior Projects from 2014

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A Process Development Study on Reducing the Anisotropy while Maintaining the Strength of Extruded Aluminum Alloy 2195 through Heat Treatment, Theodore James Arehart

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Revealing Prior Austenite Grain Boundaries of 4340 Steel, Ryan Brierly Barrows

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Characterization of a Thin Film Composite Membrane: Fluorinated Copolymer in a Carbon Nanotube Matrix, Eric P. Bonaventure, Michael A. Brew, and Cynthia R. Shannon

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High Cycle Rotating Bending Fatigue of 6061-T6 Friction Stir Welded Extrusions, John Chang and Travis Miller

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The Effect of Silicon on the Electrochemical Corrosion Resistance of Carbon Steel, Loan Faget and Michael S. Rouse

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Prediction of Tribological Behavior of Candidate Materials for Rotor Seals, John W. Franzino and Will F. Michul

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Material Composition and Toxicology of Cosmetic Products, Hilda Gonzalez

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Mechanical Behavior of Compression Molded Polyethylene Terephthalate, Daniel Cole Greinke, Paul Jackson McEwan, and Dan Tran

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Relationship between Bagging Methods and Pre-Weld Holding Times on Porosity Formation in 2219 Aluminum AC-TIG Welds, Mariah Grace Head and Tyson Daniel Mobley

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Fabrication and Testing of Arabinan Cellulose Nanocomposites, Ross Johnson, Austin Rosso, and Nick Semansky

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The Environmental Impact Assessment of Cal Poly's Manufacturing Laboratory, Yoonho Mark Kim

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The Mechanical Properties of Newly Developed Iron and Nickel-based Hardfacing Alloys for Industrial Applications, Kristi Lucas

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The Effects of Austempering and Cryogenic Processing on the Mechanical Properties of Forged E4340 Steel for Automotive Engine Connecting Rods, Aaron Taylor Ludlow

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Electrochemical Characterization of Precious Metal Braze Alloys Using Potentiodynamic Polarization, Maxwell Glen Martin, Mason Gregory Morgan, and Matthew David Vance

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Manufacture and Mechanical Testing of Thin Film Composites Composed of Poly-lactic Acid and Nanocrystalline Cellulose, Catherine E. Mohan

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Development of Low Temperature, Aqueous Synthesis Method of Lead Sulfide Quantum Dots, Albert Nakao and Colin Yee

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An Intercritical Heat Treatment Study of High Strength, Microalloyed Ferrous Open Die Forgings, Kelly Elizabeth Stewart

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Characterization of Pressure Driven and Electro-Kinetically Driven Flow in a Micro-Fluidic Chip Using Particle Imaging Velocimetry, Alexis Paige Weckel

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Second Generation Design of an Operator Independent Teflon Coating Adhesion Tester for Coronary Guidewires, Garrett L. Wong

Senior Projects from 2013

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Measuring the Mechanical Properties of a Newly Developed Discontinuous Carbon Fiber and Epoxy Composite, Morgan Adams

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Design and Construction of a Simulated Evaporative Heat Exchanger for Testing the Mitigation Effects of Pipe Coatings on Mineral Scale Deposition, Taylor J. Anderson

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EVALUATION OF CORROSION PROPERTIES OF PROPRIETARY METAL ALLOY STENTS FOR IN-VIVO USE, Michael David Bremner

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Evaluation of High Phosphorus Electroless Nickel Platings to Protect Carbon Steel Heat Exchangers in Seawater Service, Nathan Brink

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A Design Methodology for Buoyant Prescription Sunglasses, Katherine Burzynski

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Design and Implementation of a Micro Force Displacement System, Evan Cate

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The Optimization and Packaging of Materials Safari Science Educational Tool for K-4 Grade Levels, Elizabeth Chandy

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Strength Testing and Material Characterization of Cactus Spines, Mary Cooper, Jeff Goldstein, and Thomas Tarlton

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QL+ Body Temperature Regulating Vest Design Report, Ritesh Desai, Brad Gausewitz, Mira Atiya, and Jaison Machanickal

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ANALYZING THE FLEXURAL PROPERTIES OF SELF-CONSTRUCTED BAMBOO LAMINATES, Brett Dorren

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Development of a Production Line Appropriate Test for Teflon Adhesion on 304 Stainless Steel 0.01-0.03" Diameter Coronary Guide Wires, Danielle Dunham

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Analyzing the Acoustical Properties of Alternative Materials in Guitar Soundboards to Reduce Deforestation, Chris Dunn

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Application of Quantum Dots onto Glass Wafers as a Feasibility Test for the Spectral Down Conversion of UV Light for Solar Cells, Anthony Fong

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Mechanical Properties and Microstructures of Incoloy 909 Rolled Rings Subjected to a Modified Forging Cycle, Colin Lee Elliott Glaves

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Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy Under Atmospheric Conditions to Characterize A Tungsten Tip STM System For Use With Hydrogen Desorption, Ross Gregoriev

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Fluorescence Characterization of Quantum Dots for use as Biomarkers, Logan M. Grimes