Attend Presentations on IACMI Research Projects
|24-Sep||Composites Education for the Modern Engineer||Joannie Harmon Heath, IACMI||2PM – 4PM||211AB|
|25-Sep||Materials for Increasing Efficiency of Future Ground Transportation||Dale Brosius, IACMI||4PM – 5PM||212AB|
|25-Sep||AR/VR Modules for Advanced Composites Manufacturing for Industry and STEM Training||Uday Vaidya, IACMI, University of Tennessee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory||10AM – 10:50AM||210A|
|26-Sep||Manufacturing-Informed Performance of Prepreg Platelet Molding Compound||Johnathan Goodsell, Purdue University||11AM – 11:25AM||210C|
|26-Sep||Development of a Techno-Economic Model to Explore Wind Blade Manufacturing Options||Stephen Johnson, University of Massachusetts, Lowell||8AM – 8:25AM||210D|
IACMI and University of Tennessee’s ACE Award Finalist Projects
ACE Award Finalist: Equipment and Tooling Innovation Award
The University of Tennessee/IACMI-The Composites Institute has developed a series of AR/VR modules for STEM training, community & 4-year colleges, workforce development and industry personnel in composites manufacturing. AR/VR modules for composites manufacturing including – Sheet Molding Compound, Long Fiber Thermoplastics, Pultrusion, Extrusion-Compression molding, Roll forming, Carbon Fiber Production etc. The broad impact of this innovation is the significant cost savings to train and educate personnel and expand the use of composites globally.
ACE Award Finalist: Most Creative Application
Carbon Fiber Braided Arched Beams in Park & Recreation
IACMI, the University of Tennessee, Highland Composites, and Oak Ridge National Laboratories collaborated to create a pavilion at an Oak Ridge, Tenn. Park toshowcase the innovation of the region. The team, with more than 25 UT students, made carbon fiber braided beams giving students hands-on experience with composites materials and processes while creating a place in the community to gather. 17 beams were made by a sandwich design with a foam core. The beams are made of low and high-density foam with a steel plate embedded for post-assembly to the superstructure cantilever. The beams were then over-braided with triaxial architecture carbon fibers, chosen for its lightweight, stiff, and enduring properties. The carbon fiber beam pavilion was unveiled at a ribbon cutting for the park and serve as a prominent feature in the Oak Ridge Friendship Bell Park.
Read a recap article on the Friendship Bell pavilion beam creation here.