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Robotics

Robotics

Advancement in computer, material and design technologies has provided an avenue for robotic systems to be utilized in a number of engineering applications that includes manufacturing, inspection, and even simple household functions.  At ARC, robotic systems are being developed to provide a means to inspect areas that may be difficult to obtain access to or unsafe for people to enter. These tools are being designed with sensor systems that can…

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Computational Mechanics

Computational Mechanics

Advances in simulation software will improve the ability for engineers to effectively simulate engineering processes without having to develop and test systems with costly experimental facilities. Engineers at ARC utilize finite element analysis to aid in the design of complex structures, and computational fluid dynamics software to assist in addressing complex challenges related to simulating fluid flow processes that further expand the capability of the simulation software. Some issues currently…

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Composites

Composites

Use of composite materials continues to increase in today’s engineering applications due to improved strength to weight ratios, its resistance to corrosion and the reductions in repair and maintenance costs. At ARC, our engineers have focused research efforts on understanding how composite structures can be joined using adhesive bonding.  In particular, we are investigating quality control procedures for bonding, the durability of the bonds and how contamination may affect bonds….

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