The Structures module is also comprised of laboratory exercises and a design task.

Introductory Material

Spreadsheet Example (PDF)

Class Exercises (PDF)

Experiment 3

Experiment 3A: The Tension Test (PDF)

Experiment 3B: Linear Elastic Behavior of a Beam (PDF)

Experiment 3B Theory (PDF)

Experiment 3B Results (PDF)

Design Task

Your task is to design, fabricate, and test a model structure intended to give students a better understanding of two fundamental types of behavior of structural elements — the bending of a beam and torsion of a shaft — and, at the same time, allow them to verify the principle of superpositioning for linear elastic systems.

Instructions (PDF)

Revised Requirements (PDF)

Engineering Analysis (PDF)

Engineering Analysis, Expanded (PDF)

Learning Resource Types
group_work Projects