University of Northern Iowa research project earns grant

The University of Northern Iowa is conducting research into ceramic aggregates with the help of a grant from AFS.

Funding for the project, “Effect of Ceramic Sand on Cast Iron Mechanical Properties,” recently was approved by the AFS Research Board. It aims to further understanding of how mechanical properties of cast iron are affected by the use of ceramic aggregates.

The research will be conducted under the direction of principal investigator Scott Giese, professor at UNI, and co-investigator Sairam Ravi, project manager of UNI’s Metal Casting Center.