This metric/Imperial digital caliper (15 cm or 6 inch) measures to the nearest 0.01 mm (0.0005 inch). It features automatic power down and it includes a sturdy, protective plastic case.
Perform the following experiments and more with the Digital Calipers.
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In this lab, three different lengths of plastic I-beams are tested under compression to investigate their method of failure. The way in which a member fails (buckling or not) is determined by its Slenderness Ratio, which is calculated...
In this lab, a three-point bend test is performed on Plaster of Paris cast beams and the Flexural Elastic Modulus for the material is calculated. The maximum load force at fracture is measured, and is used to calculate the Modulus...
In this lab, tensile tests are completed on two types of plastic and the stiffness of the materials is measured using several different methods.
In this lab, a three-Point Bend test is performed on a round rod. The distance between the anvils is varied, and the resulting effect on the stiffness of the beam is measured. A graph of the resulting data yields the Flexural...
The properties measured for steel, brass, and aluminum include Young’s Modulus, Yield Strength, Tensile Strength, Ductility, and Modulus of Toughness.
In this lab, a Tensile Test is performed on plastic beams and Young's Modulus is measured. Students test beams with varying cross-sectional shapes to investigate the effect, if any, shape has on the outcome of the experiment.