Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics


Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering

First Advisor

Helio Matos

Second Advisor

Arun Shukla


This experimental study investigates the critical buckling behaviors and the underwater characteristics of 3D-printed polymers. High-speed photography and Digital Image Correlation (DIC) were utilized to capture full-field displacements during the collapse event. Additionally, piezoelectric transducers recorded local dynamic pressure histories of the tubes during failure. A numerical model is also used for predicting collapse and comparing results.



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