More OSU Welding Engineering @ NASA

Posted: April 16, 2010 in Special Projects, Welding Engineering

Read about OSU Welding Engineering student David Bajek’s adventure on the NASA “Vomit Comet.”

The flammability experiment consists of setting fire to aerospace materials and recording whether the flame extinguished itself before burning up all the material. In order to ensure that materials used in space are not susceptible to combustion, the students report, experiments are performed on the ground to evaluate a particular materials performance. The team members are trying to determine the effects gravity has on the spread of the flame and to improve the testing process.

OSU Microgravity Team

(Photo courtesy of NASA.  Permission to OSU College of Engineering)


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