Design and construction of a large scale 3d printer for medical devices capable of being deployed over seas and domestically.
This research is attempting to prove that a comparative study of different insect nests can yield design principles leading to breakthrough reductions in the weight of engineering honeycombs as well as advances toward key mechanical properties. Researchers will be collecting natural specimens and using optical inspection equipment to measure geometric characteristics. Once geometric characteristics have
Exploring design modifications of honeycomb structures used in cars and aircraft could improve mechanical performance.
Analyzing insect nest properties will lead to strong, lightweight structural designs that use fewer natural resources.
The objective of this research is to develop a methodology to extract optimal design parameters (cell wall thickness and the corner radius) in hexagonal honey-comb structures using finite element modeling, response surface methodology and optimization techniques to achieve multi-functional objectives. In this work, the researcher will look at combining the objectives of mechanical stiffness with