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Bend Testing Beams

In this lab, a Three-Point Bend Test is performed on the ABS plastic beams included with the PASCO Structures System. Then, the Flexural Elastic Modulus for the material is calculated.

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Featured Equipment

Digital Calipers

Digital Calipers

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.

Bending Accessory

Perform three-point bending tests of various metals.

Materials Testing Machine

Materials Testing Machine

This is the assembly-only version; measures force and displacement for various materials as the materials are stretched, compressed, sheared, or bent.

Thin I-Beams

Thin I-Beams

Set of replacement thin I-Beams in two lengths, for use with structures systems.

Flat Structures Members

Flat members provide lateral support in bridges and can be used to build flexible buildings.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #11

Comprehensive Materials Testing System

Bend Testing Beams