Francisco Rodriguez

Major: Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering

3D Printed Honeycomb Structures- Design, Manufacturing, and Compression Tests

Over the past year I have been privileged to study structures that are found naturally, focusing on the honeycomb which is also known as a hexagon. For my research I have been studying the strength capacity of different honeycomb structures. I first design a honeycomb structure in a software called CREO and then I upload it to a software called ANSYS. Once it is uploaded to ANSYS I run a series of strength tests and compare the new design to a previous one.

Mentor: Jing Zhang