Date of Award

January 2016

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MSME)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Ganesh Subbarayan-Shastri

Second Advisor

Vikas Tomar

Committee Member 1

Ganesh Subbarayan-Shastri

Committee Member 2

Vikas Tomar

Committee Member 3

Robert Byron Pipes


In this research, a study on fracture mechanism is carried out for single side cracked 3D printed panel under tension. The purpose of this project is to reveal specialties of fracture behavior in 3D printed structure and provide guidance on safety design of parts and structures manufactured by fused deposition molding.