Strength of Materials and Properties of Matter


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Rubber sheet model.


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Rubber tube and wooden slat models are twisted.

Spiral Fracture

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Realistic leg-in-ski-boot accident.

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Wooden slat is compression loaded to buckling point.

Paper Rod vs Tube Strength

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Coke Can Strength

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An empty Coke can can support the weight of a person standing on it, notwithstanding that the walls of aluminum are only a couple of thousandths of an inch thick. But it buckles readily!!

Egg Shell Strength

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Eggs have a reputation for being quite strong under compressional loads. You won't believe your eyes when you see how strong they are.

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Fracture Strength of Chalk

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Chalk rod subjected to tensile and compressive loads.

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Creep of Lead

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Lead rod subjected to tensile load.

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Foam Rubber Beams

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The structural strength of these I-beams is easily made evident with small loads.

Hooke's Law and Young's Modulus

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Both can be determined by stretching a long wire with weights.

Collapsible Cow

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Scaling of wooden cow, simply and Nature's way.

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