THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER Is, o56
MOLTON METAL: .arching Band Hails
Foundry Provides Student college of Engineering
With Smelting Experience . i F gg& l; _-
On the fourth floor of the East least one laboratory course in
Engineering Bldg. students wear foundry work.
oversized gloves and goggles, push The student is taught differ-
wheelbarrows filled with sand and ent mixtures used in producing
poke at earthen blocks of gravel.; metals and for the first time in
The room in which they work is
large .and looks like a partial sec-
tion of a massive smelting plant.'
The faint odor of molten metals
climbs upward toward the high
It is here- that the Foundry is
his studies can actually see the
processes and results in smelting
According to one instructor, the
reason for the foundry course -is
so that the future engineer will
be given the opportunity to learn
No one had ever given too much
thought to carsitters until the
University automotive laboratory
ran a series of tests shortly be-
fore World War II.
"We found out some very fun-
damental things about people and
how they like to sit," Prof. Walter
E. Lay of the mechanical engi-
neering department said.
MORE THAN 500 experimenters
of various sizes and shapes prac-
ticed sitting down in a complete-
ly adjustable, specially-built test
seat. "All we did was turn screws
and push buttons for half an hour,
fitting seat to the sitter just like
glasses used to be fitted to the
Experimenters averaged their
findings on charts and drew up
plans for sample seats which
Memorial Laboratory To Be Dedicated
located. jabout the various metals he will
* * be using in future designs and
Aow they react in different ex-
ALTHOUGH the scene is unique ternal situations.
to the casual observer, the sight Partuatho s n -
for most engineering students is Part of the course in foun-
a familiar one. Most fields of en- dry work consists of the building
gineering concentration require at f sand molds to hold the burning
________________________metals. The mold must be strong
enough to hold the hot metals in
the proper shape when poured
from the crucible.
Metals are heated inside one
of the Foundry's three large fur-
Research and experimentation
also take place in the confines of
the foundry. One of the most re-
cent projects was conducted for a
large company which was trying
to develop molds which could be
used in the casting of piston rings
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To the tune of howitzers and jet airplanes the 140 band members designs have since been used in
of the Michigan Marching Band saluted the College of Engineeringhouse furniture.v
in its halftime show at the Oct. 10 football contest with Iowa. h
Before a replica of the school's traditional arch, the famed group In Prof. Lay's 38 years at the
of musicians, under the direction of Prof. William D. Ravelli, Director University, experimenters have
of University Bands put on a half-time show honoring the college's delved into aspects of the auto-
hundredth birthday. mobile field ranging from car air,
* * ; resistance to the most recent
A DEAFENING BLAST from a howitzer combined with a flock frials utilizing fissionable mater-
of high-flying gas filled balloons to produce a test-tube mishap that als for propulsion.
really hit the sky.I
The artillery was used again in the production of a rocket ship AIR RESISTANCE tests in the
which,Wih the aid of smoke producing apparatus at its tail marched wind tunnel showed that the form
smartly across the football field. of a car body could be stream-
lined so resistance would be re-
Also featured in the commemorative halftime show was a duced by one-half that of "old
surveyor viewing a goalposts through a 'od and transit and a cigar box bodies," according to the
piston driven fly-wheel, symbol of wheels of progress and industry. professor.
As a fihal stunt, the bandmen produced an on the spot atomic
explosion that hit the skies and then disintegrated-into the "Lamp This work was done by. grad-
of Learning." - uate students " who built and
tested wooden models in the
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for a fine arts center, new quar- North Campus development will
ters for the music school and a undoubtedly require several de-
natural amphitheater and reflect- cades of fund raising and build-
ing pool. ing, according to vice-president
Ultimate completion of the Pierpont.
Phoenix Memorial Laboratory, the
$800,000 automotive laboratory
and the $500,000 library stack unit,
eventually to be. expanded into a
PRESENT PLANS call for the
nuclear reactor, made possible by
the million dollar Ford Founda-
tion grant last spring, to be hous-
ed in the north end of the Phoe-
nix Memorial Lab, which is still
in the blueprint stages.
According to Dean George
Granger Brown, of the engineer-
ing school some changes in lo-
cation of various buildings on1
the campus will have to be made
to provide an adequate safety
zone around the reactor.
Grading and leveling to make
room for other buildings on the
campus is now going on with roads
and utility lines already installed.
* * * ,
WHILE SPECIFIC layout plans
for the development are constant-
ly changing, long range plans call
The Glenn L. Martin Co. representatives will visit the cam-
pus on October 19th and 20th to discuss opportunities for
graduates of the School of Engineering.
Consult the Engineering schedule posted in the aero-
nautical eng. and mechanical eng. departments for appoint.
ments and further details.
THE GLENN L. MARTIN CO.
BALTIMORE 3, MARYLAND
After duely lighting the lamp, the troupe concluded the program!
with a rendition of "Laudes Atque Carmina."
TOTHE ENGINEERING COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
N. W. HAMILL COMPANY
ORNAMENTAL METAL WORK
Cooley Memorial Research Laboratory
tunnel. They mounted a full-
sized envelope body on ana
automobile and determined dir-i
ectly for the first time the air;
resistance of a full-scale. body.
Latest work completed has beenj
done on the effect of winds on carl
stability at high speeds and clear-
ly indicated what must be done
to improve this stability. Neces-
sary corrections have been made
on all this year's cars, Prof. Lay
* * *
RECENT TESTS involving the
use of radioactive materials in-
dicate they do affect combustion
in the engine cylinders, the pro-
"I believe we will be using pis-
ton engines at least for the next
20 years," he said, "but it is pos-
sible that in the future we may be
able to put a fissionable material
pill in an automobile that would
propel it for its normal life.",
The operating equipment used
on these research projects and
for instruction purposes is in large
part furnished by the automotive'
industry, he explained.
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Centennial Celebration of
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WHEEL AND PISTON
Engineering College Societies
Honor Scholastic Achievement
In recognition of students who sists of dirt, firey torches and
have done outstanding work in the dedication at the mythical god's
Compliments of the
College o rEngineering, two engi-
neering college honoraries have
Vulcans accepts into its ranks
senior students and Triangles is
the honorairy society for juniors.
After participation in the ini-
tiation process, which includes
water, large dunce-like hats, and
difficult to perform stunts, engi-,
neering college juniors are taken;
into the Triangles society.'
IInitiation into the Vulcans con-
forge-which is sometimes known
as the network of steam tunnels
of the University.
Requirements for membership
into the societies include leader-
ship abilities as well as a degree
of achievement in academic areas.
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