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Tailored Material Properties Using Textile Composites, Christopher M. Pastore Nov 2017

Tailored Material Properties Using Textile Composites, Christopher M. Pastore

Kanbar College Faculty Papers

Lightweighting is essential for the reduction of energy consumption in transportation. The most common approach is through the application of high specific strength and stiffness materials, such as composites and high performance aluminum alloys. One of the challenges associated with the use of advanced materials is the high cost. This paper explores the opportunities of using hybrid composites (glass and carbon, for example) with selective fiber placement to optimize the weight subject to price constraints for given components.

Considering the example of a hat-section for hood reinforcement, different material configurations were modeled and developed. The required thickness of the hat ...


The Trade Exchange, Emily Monath (Industrial Design), Caroline Whittemore (Occupational Therapy), Wa’Ed Ibrahim (International Design Business Management), Michael Taffe (Finance), Bridget Sax (Interior Design) Sep 2017

The Trade Exchange, Emily Monath (Industrial Design), Caroline Whittemore (Occupational Therapy), Wa’Ed Ibrahim (International Design Business Management), Michael Taffe (Finance), Bridget Sax (Interior Design)

Nexus Maximus

The Trade Exchange program changes the meaning of "refugee" from burden to asset. This job placement organization reduces depression and other mental health factors by capitalizing on refugees skills by placing them in countries with labor shortages.

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in the ...


Intgrt, John Cecil (Industrial Design), Veronica Reguero Cadilla (Industrial Design), Keaghan Caldwell (Sustainability Design), Emmalee Vansciver (Interior Design) Sep 2017

Intgrt, John Cecil (Industrial Design), Veronica Reguero Cadilla (Industrial Design), Keaghan Caldwell (Sustainability Design), Emmalee Vansciver (Interior Design)

Nexus Maximus

We are a non-profit organization with the goal to resettle refugees into a small-scale community with opportunities of education, employment, and housing. With the focus on cities between a 5,000 to 60,000 population, refugees have the chance to utilize their skill sets to improve and evolve a current community without being strongly labeled as a “refugee.”

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around ...


Sheltify, Adam Hecht (Industrial Design) Sep 2017

Sheltify, Adam Hecht (Industrial Design)

Nexus Maximus

Modular, collapsible, community building, and mental health enhancing refugee shelter.

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in the hope of finding safety and a better tomorrow. The impact of war, political, racial and religious conflict, and environmental crises of famine and climate change, have caused ...


Solar Stove, Julia Strange (Interior Design), Alaina Mcihenney (Physicians Assistant), Zachary Quain (Industrial Design), Adam Beauchner (Industrial Design), Irene Ghattas (Occupational Therapy) Sep 2017

Solar Stove, Julia Strange (Interior Design), Alaina Mcihenney (Physicians Assistant), Zachary Quain (Industrial Design), Adam Beauchner (Industrial Design), Irene Ghattas (Occupational Therapy)

Nexus Maximus

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER!

We designed a solar powered hot plate that also functions as a light source. This allows refugees to cook food without burning wood or using toxic fuels and provides a portable light source.

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations, and how to prevent the causes in the first place. Every minute, 24 people around the world are forced to flee their homes. That’s 34,000 people a day who leave everything behind in ...


Amicus: Communication Across Languages, Brian Cipperly (Industrial Design), Rosario Herrera (Graphic Design), Mike Savarie (Sustainable Design) Sep 2017

Amicus: Communication Across Languages, Brian Cipperly (Industrial Design), Rosario Herrera (Graphic Design), Mike Savarie (Sustainable Design)

Nexus Maximus

MOST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION AWARD

Our project is designed to serve as a means for speakers of different languages to communicate using pictorial icons, particularly to serve basic needs such as food and water. At a refugee camp or other first point of contact, a volunteer or aid worker can be wearing a t-shirt, giving away blankets, or using flash cards with the symbols printed on them and the refugee can communicate their needs.

Nexus Maximus IV

The Challenge: Innovation for Refugees and Displaced Populations

One of the great challenges of our time is how to help refugees and displaced populations ...


Occupational Therapy And People Living With Scoliosis And Undermineralized Bones, Curran Smith, Ids, Katie Ramin, Ots Apr 2017

Occupational Therapy And People Living With Scoliosis And Undermineralized Bones, Curran Smith, Ids, Katie Ramin, Ots

Program of Industrial Design Posters

Poster highlights work with 7 year old boy Brendan. Created Prone Pillow which can be used as a back rest. It also features a handle for carrying and a removable cover.


Biochar Derived From Cotton Fiber Feedstock: Characterization Of Material And Potential For Adsorptive Capacity, Lucas Marshall, William Wei, Megan Fuller Apr 2017

Biochar Derived From Cotton Fiber Feedstock: Characterization Of Material And Potential For Adsorptive Capacity, Lucas Marshall, William Wei, Megan Fuller

CSHLA Scholar Day

Introduction

Anthropogenic contaminants in surface waters have increased in complexity as the use of chemicals in all sectors of society has grown [1]. Water scarcity and quality issues will require robust, low-cost, and sustainable solutions.

Biochars are particularly compelling as adsorptive solids because they repurpose wastes [2, 3] from other industries and are often carbon neutral, if not carbon negative. Cotton is the most common cellulosic fiber on the global fiber market, and as such, a significant contributor to municipal waste streams [4]. This research investigates the use of undyed, unbleached, 100% cotton muslin fabric as the fuel for making ...


Huckr, Stephanie Watson Jan 2017

Huckr, Stephanie Watson

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

Huckr is the first portable frisbee launcher of its kind. Nothing on the market like it exists allowing it to stand against no other brand in comparison.


Building Bugs: Fort Building Connectors, Jacob Brosius Jan 2017

Building Bugs: Fort Building Connectors, Jacob Brosius

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

Building Bugs are a set of indoor fort building connectors that promote a healthy development of creativity and cognitive problem solving.


Harmony: Better Stroller Handle, Evan Gasparini Jan 2017

Harmony: Better Stroller Handle, Evan Gasparini

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

The Harmony Better Stroller Handle is a stroller handle designed to increase comfort and control for caregivers with arthritis. The family dynamic and economy in China particularly create an opportunity to cater to the needs of a demographic that is both mainstream and completely underrepresented in a growing product segment. A licensable design integrated directly into the manufacturing of full size strollers is ideal for this scenario. This product was developed to improve the child caretaking experience for users with arthritis without sacrificing performance for those who do not.


V Sports: An Even Ground For Deaf Athletes, Charbel Houinato Jan 2017

V Sports: An Even Ground For Deaf Athletes, Charbel Houinato

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

This project explores the communication problems that hearing impaired athletes may face during a game. It will also identify an area of opportunity and propose a product solution to address these communication problems.


Ido Posture Chair, Justin Grambor Jan 2017

Ido Posture Chair, Justin Grambor

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

Through movement, Ido seeks to engage and support the development of young children’s healthy work habits.


Vila: A Stress Relieving Lighting Solution For The Workplace, Louise Sandstroem Jan 2017

Vila: A Stress Relieving Lighting Solution For The Workplace, Louise Sandstroem

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

The health of Americans is deteriorating because of the stress caused in the workplace. Designers experience this frequently because of fast work pace, constant revisions, and a lack of direct control over their work.

Vila is designed to relieve this stress by introducing warm lighting into their workspace. Warm light at 2200 to 3000 Kelvin has been proven to reduce stress. Lighting is also considered work appropriate as it is essentially non-disturbing to coworkers.


Meta, Andrew Saldutti Jan 2017

Meta, Andrew Saldutti

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

META strives provide an adaptable lacrosse pad system for children, to provide a safe and economical transition into the sport of Lacrosse.


Hera Stove, Matt Kleinman, Soren Sibbesen Jan 2017

Hera Stove, Matt Kleinman, Soren Sibbesen

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

An affordable and efficient, wood fueled stove for the people of India designed to simultaneously cook food while passively purifying water.


Polyplay, Nick Snyder Jan 2017

Polyplay, Nick Snyder

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

PolyPlay is a virtual reality gaming controller for first person shooters and role playing games. It’s modularity and versatility allows enhanced player immersion and game cohesion.


Psicobag, Shane Siever Jan 2017

Psicobag, Shane Siever

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

Psicobag is a waterproof, accessible, chalk dispersal system for the deep water solo climber. Psicobag uses a system of valves to spray chalk powder onto the hand when pumped, then seals instantly upon water submersion so the chalk remains dry and ready for the next ascent of the rock face.


Ökkla Shoe: A Basketball Shoe That Provides Comfort And Ankle Support, Carson Ash Miller Jan 2017

Ökkla Shoe: A Basketball Shoe That Provides Comfort And Ankle Support, Carson Ash Miller

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

Okkla Shoe is comfortable, lightweight, and has the potential to reduce the risk of ankle injuries in the sport of basketball.


Sens Vr System, Amin Shirazi Jan 2017

Sens Vr System, Amin Shirazi

Program of Industrial Design Capstones

A haptic feedback vest and controller set that enhances the virtual reality (VR) gaming experience. SENS utilizes an elastic strap on the back of the controller to keep it attached to your hand while capacative zones track your fingers. With SENS, you can reach out and grab objects in the virtual world. The second half of the SENS system, a haptic vest meant to make the user 'feel' virtual reality. The vest was developed along with the controllers, meant to work together to deliver a more immersive experience. As a system, they share similar form language, colors, and technology.