In application, structures and materials are often subjected to aggressive operating conditions involving high temperature, large mechanical loads, and reactants from the environment. For mechanical and aerospace engineers, components must be designed to withstand these conditions. Conducting hands-on experiments, developing numerical models, statistics, and using theoretical mechanics are tools that the Mechanics of Materials Research Group at UCF uses to develop solutions in these situations. Key applications are turbomachinery, pressure vessels and piping, hypersonic planes, prosthetic, and defense applications. While we certainly need new researchers to help develop solutions to these key challenges, we first need students to learn the craft of research. Join our group to first learn how to conduct research and then gradually get involved in problem that is suited to your strengths.
Type of Project
Team or Individual
The student will be expected to learn a variety of computational or experimental tools, and gradually specialize into one topic.
Strong in math.
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