Summary of this Week's Activities:
Wed. 7/7: COMSOL Busbar tutorials; began stack design; began base; Viton rubber research
Thurs. 7/8: Completed Viton rubber research; updated materials; finished designing the base layer
Fri. 7/9: Research model coupling papers; extensive eLog entry about base design and troubleshooting
Sun. 7/11: Played around with Busbar to find first eigenfrequency; continued crashing COMSOL
Mon. 7/12: Intrusions in COMSOL eLog tutorial entry; research eigenfrequency analysis; successfully got first eigenmode of rectangular bar
Tues. 7/13: Updated Poisson ratio of Viton and subsequently succeeded in running eigenfrequency tests on base stack layer. Systematic Perturbation Tests were documented in the most recent elog entry. Discussed results with Rana and decided this didn't make sense. Analytical study required.
Wed. 7/14: Went over to machine shop to experimentally extrapolate spring constant of Viton. Calculations to be done in the afternoon.