MSE 232 Lab Report 9

MSE 232 Lab Report 9 - 10 November 2007 Mrs. JoAnn Scales...

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10 November 2007 Mrs. JoAnn Scales Section 4 Tuesday 1-4 pm MSE 232 Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37235 Dear Mrs. Joann Scales, The results of lab nine: beam flexure and bending, performed on November 6, 2007, are contained in this letter. The goal of this experiment is to familiarize the class with flexure as a function of stress for steel, aluminum, and a composite beam. The materials needed for this experiment are a mechanical loads tester, aluminum alloy 6061 beam, a A36 steel beam, a fiberglass beam and a computer running Labview. To begin the experiment a beam is loaded into the mechanical load frame and plug in the strain gages. Begin recording data and incrementally increase the load on the beam to just below the maximum load. CAUTION: do not load the beam past the max load or the beams will be ruined for future experiments. Repeat this process for each beam. The results are as expected. According to Graph 9.1 the steel sample had the least deflection under the maximum load, which is intuitive because it has the greatest
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