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Senior Projects from 2018

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Analysis of the Low-Cycle Fatigue Behavior of Silicone Rubber for Biomedical Balloons, Chase Cooper

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In Situ SEM Solidification Study of Ga and eGaIn: A Characterization Technique for Monitoring the Microstructural Evolution of Liquid Metals, Jeremy Geovann Del Aguila

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Phase Change Materials for Thermal Management of Kennedy Library Study Rooms, Colin J. Empey

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Anomalous 304 Stainless Steel Mechanical Properties in Medical Guide Wires, Andrew Joseph Freeman

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Investigation of NARloy-Z Yield Strength in Response to Changes in Ingot Processing and Heat Treatment, Stanley C. Goto and Sarah E. Wattenberg

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Temper Response of a Vanadium Microalloy Steel, Bradley W. Hostetler

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Effects of Head Formation and Heat Treatment on the Mechanical Properties of Connecting Rod Bolts, Matthew R. Lauretta and Caleb A. Leavitt

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Development of Low Cost, Environmentally Friendly and High Strength Carbon Foams from Bread and Cake, Laura Mountain-Tuller

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The Effects of Varying Composition and Build Direction on Direct Metal Deposition Fabricated Inconel 718, Abigail P. Nilan and Jessica M. Fordham

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Preparation and Characterization of EVA/CORT Microparticles for Rattlesnake Endocrinology Studies, Alexander C. Pauer

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Next Generation Protocol: Innovating a Resilient Future, Andrew Steven Rudnick, Jamie Cannady, Joe Decesaro, and Juan A. Ortiz Salazar

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Synthesis of ɣ-Cyclodextrin Metal Organic Frameworks and the Encapsulation of Caffeine and Theophylline, Evan Noel Sommerville and Riley Andrew Harden

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Exploring the Relationship Between Cellular Structure and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Foams, Timothy Lee Tan

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Development of Test Methods for Measuring Fiber Misalignment and Warping in Honeycomb-Core Composite Panels, Wyatt Taylor and Haripriya Nilakantan

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SOLAR CELL POTENTIAL INDUCED DEGRADATION SENSOR, Luc Alexandre Tousignant

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Heat Treatment Control of Residual Stress and Microstructure of 3D-Printed 316L Stainless Steel, Hajime Yamanaka, Katherine Adelman, and Kent Nakano

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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Redesign of the Medtronic Kyphon Bone Cement Mixer for Vertebral Compression Fractures, Mollie Benson, Sarah Freesemann, AJ Konnath, and Benjamin Murray

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

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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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Mitigation of Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) of Carbon Steel of Different Insulating Materials: a Literature Review and Testing Analysis, Michael Alexander Lowes

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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