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)