Twisted coiled polymer actuators (TCPAs) are an emergent type of thermomotive artificial muscle that have biomechanically surpassed human skeletal muscles (HSM). We want to use documented material properties to computationally model their thermomechanical response. We will then use this knowledge to optimize the control schema for our ideal actuator.
Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis; Earn independent study credit; Volunteer; This is a work-study research position
Finite Element Analyst
Possible publication authorship, conference attendance, and patent ownership
Duration: Fall 2022, hours per week 8
Skilled in: Matlab, Solidworks, Finite Element Analysis Materials science: Thermal, Electrical, and Mechanical