Tech Note 1060 Detail

Cross section and material properties for structure system beams.

Affected Products:

ME-6990 Truss Set
ME-6991 Bridge Set
ME-6992A Advanced Structures Set

Problem/Symptom:
Cross section and material properties for structure system beams.

PASCO Solution:

The beams are made from ABS, which has the following properties:

  • Young's modulus: 2.3 GPa (424 ksi).
  • flexural modulus: 2.5 GPa
  • flexural strength: 75 MPa
  • density: 1.07 +/- 0.02 g·cm-3

The cross section of the beams is pictured below:

Cross-section of beam for truss and structures set.

The flat members have a nominal cross section dimensions of 0.4 in x 0.1 in. All dimensions below are are in inches.

Creation Date: 01/11/2010
Last Modified: 04/27/2010
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