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Record 90 of 14381
Craft Stick Beams
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Author and Affiliation:
Karplus, Alan K.(College of Western New England, Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering, Springfield, MA United States)
Abstract: The objective of this exercise is to provide a phenomenological 'hands-on' experience that shows how geometry can affect the load carrying capacity of a material used in construction, how different materials have different failure characteristics, and how construction affects the performance of a composite material. This will be accomplished by building beams of a single material and composite beams of a mixture of materials (popsicle sticks, fiberboard sheets, and tongue depressors); testing these layered beams to determine how and where they fail; and based on the failure analysis, designing a layered beam that will fail in a predicted manner. The students will learn the effects of lamination, adhesion, and geometry in layered beam construction on beam strength and failure location.
Publication Date: May 01, 1996
Document ID:
19960052152
(Acquired Nov 15, 1996)
Accession Number: 96N35375
Subject Category: STRUCTURAL MECHANICS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: National Educators' Workshop: Update 95. Standard Experiments in Engineering Materials Science and Technology; 93-102; (NASA-CP-3330); (SEE 19960052141)
Financial Sponsor: NASA Langley Research Center; Hampton, VA United States
Organization Source: College of Western New England; Mechanical Engineering, School of Engineering; Springfield, MA United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: FAILURE ANALYSIS; COMPOSITE STRUCTURES; LAMINATES; LEARNING; BEAMS (SUPPORTS); COMPOSITE MATERIALS; LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY; BOARDS (PAPER); EDUCATION
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