The Spring 2020 semester at Cornell University was thrown into chaos by COVID-19. But we had a little more time to prepare for Summer 2020. In this video, I describe how we adapted our mechanics of materials lab activities for remote instruction.
The tensile testing lab activity is available on Canvas Commons.
We mailed a small kit to each student with a few essential supplies including:
- 10 Newton spring scale
- 6 inch metal ruler
- S hooks
- Eye screws
- Picture hanging nails
- 3 meters fishing line (nylon monofilament, 0.43 mm diameter)
- Scotch tape
- (2x) 30 cm 19-gauge galvanized steel wire