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Strength of Materials

This lab investigates two ways in which a member can fail: In tension and in shear. A standard tensile test is performed using the Tensile Samples, and the Tensile Strength is measured. A shear test is then performed (on the same sample), and the Shear Strength is measured. Four metal samples (steel, annealed steel, brass, and aluminum) are measured, and the shear/tensile strength ratio is calculated for each.

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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.

Steel Tensile Sample

Set of 10 steel tensile samples designed for use with the Materials Testing System.

Materials Shear Accessory

Shear Accessory

Perform shear test for a variety of wires with diameters of: 1/16", 3/32", 1/8", and 5/32".

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.

Annealed Steel Tensile Sample

Set of 10 annealed steel tensile samples designed for use with the Materials Testing System.

Brass Tensile Sample

Brass Tensile Sample

Set of 10 brass tensile samples designed for use with the Materials Testing System.

Aluminum Tensile Sample

Set of 10 Aluminum tensile samples designed for use with the Materials Testing System.

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Comprehensive Materials Testing System

Strength of Materials