Faculty Project Proposal Summary
Calendar Year 2014 Program
Faculty Name & Department/School: Julie Tucker, MIME/Engineering
Research Project Title: Corrosion of Advanced Energy System Materials in Supercritical Carbon-Dioxide (SC-CO2)
Project Overview: The scope of work in this project is to design, build and validate an experimental SC-CO2 system for corrosion and crack growth materials testing at high temperatures and pressures for a range of exposure times. Undergraduates will be supervised by faculty members and a graduate research assistant. Two undergraduate researchers are needed for this project and supplemental funds are available beyond the URSA-ENGAGE program support if needed. Opportunities for summer research are also available.
What skills will students obtain in this project?
Theoretical skills: design of experimental system and lab, implementing coursework into real world applications
Experimental skills: construction of experiment and lab modifications, materials characterization
Computational skills: LabView programming
Student research tasks:
Assist in design and performance of lab modifications to support SC-CO2 experiment. Assist in design, construction and validation of SC-CO2 experiment. Operate experimental SC-CO2 loop and monitor corrosion experiments. Analyze corrosion process of test sample and document results.
Number of hours per week expected of student: 10 hrs/week per student (up to 2 students)
Preferred Faculty Contact Information (email): Julie.firstname.lastname@example.org
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