Yesenia Castro Orozco

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Yuma, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Spring 2024

Additional details: First-generation college student, Transfer student

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FURI | Fall 2022

Effect of Durability on Multiscale Properties of Interphase and Delamination Using AFM and Novel Facture Toughness Characterization Techniques on Carbon Fiber Samples Under Accelerated Aging Conditions for up to 7 Years

Composites are known for their outstanding wear resistance, excellent mechanical performance-to-weight ratio, and high thermal resistance. However, the performance of a composite depends on several factors including loading stress, fiber orientation, etc. In this project, the effects of accelerated aging conditions, mimicking 60 years of use, on carbon fiber’s durability and delamination is studied through reading reputable research articles, mechanical testing, and analyzing the mechanical properties of the interphases at the nanoscale using atomic force microscopy (AFM).


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Studying carbon fiber composites' durability under accelerated aging conditions aids in understanding its reliability in different practices.


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