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Tensile Testing Beams

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.

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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.

Structures Beam Fixture

Structures Beam Fixture

Structures beam fixture uses structures system I-beams for investigations in tension, compression and bending.

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.

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Tensile Testing Beams