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Integration of ultrasonic consolidation and direct-write to fabricate an embedded electrical system within a metallic enclosure


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Abstract (summary)

A research project was undertaken to integrate Ultrasonic Consolitation (UC) and Direct-Write (DW) technologies into a single apparatus to fabricate embedded electrical systems within an ultrasonically consolidated metallic enclosure. Process and design guidelines were developed after performing fundamental research on the operational capabilities of the implemented system. In order to develop such guidelines, numerous tests were performed on both UC and DW. The results from those tests, as well as the design and process guidelines for the fabrication of an embedded touch switch, can be used as a base for future research and experimentation on the UC-DW apparatus. The successful fabrication of an embedded touch switch proves the validity of the described design and process parameters and demonstrates the usefulness of this integration.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Mechanical engineering
Classification
0548: Mechanical engineering
Identifier / keyword
Applied sciences; Additive manufacturing; Direct write; Embedded structures; Ultrasonic consolidation
Title
Integration of ultrasonic consolidation and direct-write to fabricate an embedded electrical system within a metallic enclosure
Author
Hernandez, Ludwing A.
Number of pages
127
Publication year
2010
Degree date
2010
School code
0241
Source
MAI 49/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124343464
Advisor
Stucker, Brent E.
Committee member
Ladani, Leila; Whitmore, Stephen A.
University/institution
Utah State University
Department
Mechanical and Aerospace
University location
United States -- Utah
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1483060
ProQuest document ID
816744365
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/816744365
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