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Unformatted text preview: opposed to remaining rigid prior to a buckling, they slowly deflected until the maximum load was exceeded and the beam had effectively bowed over (except for the birch sample). The attached graphs show the relationship between pressure and length divided by radius. The trend in each graph is a negative proportional progression such that increased length supports a smaller load to failure. This lab was a wonderful success; students developed an understanding of compressive forces and their development of failure in a longitudinally compressed beam. The relationship between length and compressive endurance was established and examined. Students familiarity with compression was developed exponentially, as the students previous experience with compression was incredibly limited and mostly theoretical. Thanks to this lab the students are now much more familiar with compressive forces in beams and their effects. Sincerely, Chase Machemehl...
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course MSE 232 taught by Professor Wittig during the Spring '08 term at Vanderbilt.
- Spring '08
- Materials Science And Engineering