Submission Title

Measuring Strain in Trusses

Location

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

Subject Area

Physics

Description

Strain is an important quantity in engineering and materials science that relates the deformation of a material to its original length as a percent. Different materials exhibit particular qualities under loading, for example the amount of strain due to a certain magnitude of force, or the amount of strain that can be borne before failure. This experiment aims to compare the relative strengths of three common truss configurations by measuring the strain in their members under loading.

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May 15th, 12:15 PM May 15th, 1:30 PM

Measuring Strain in Trusses

Jereld R. Nicholson Library

Strain is an important quantity in engineering and materials science that relates the deformation of a material to its original length as a percent. Different materials exhibit particular qualities under loading, for example the amount of strain due to a certain magnitude of force, or the amount of strain that can be borne before failure. This experiment aims to compare the relative strengths of three common truss configurations by measuring the strain in their members under loading.

 

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