Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory

A photo of various equipment- like a caliper, scale, beaker with sample materials like pieces of wood, metal and stone.

Collection of 1.103 laboratory equipment and samples. (Image courtesy of Alice Kalemkiarian. Used with permission.)


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Spring 2004



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This course introduces the concepts, techniques, and devices used to measure engineering properties of materials. There is an emphasis on measurement of load-deformation characteristics and failure modes of both natural and fabricated materials. Weekly experiments include data collection, data analysis, and interpretation and presentation of results.

John Germaine. 1.103 Civil Engineering Materials Laboratory, Spring 2004. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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