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Bend Testing Cast Beams

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 of Rupture.

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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.

Cast Beam Spares

Cast Beam Spares Set

Use plaster to mold beams from this rebar and cast set and allow students to build and test real pre-stressed beams.

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Comprehensive Materials Testing System

Bend Testing Cast Beams