Tag Archives: Factor of Safety

Design of Axial Members


 Model Description This is a simple demonstration to introduce the basic principles of experimentation, analysis, and design in reference to axially loaded members. Copper wire is used to lift an object of known weight. In order to determine the minimum number of copper wire strands required to lift the load, students perform experiments, analysis, and […]

Distributed Student Loading


 Model Description This model will get your students on their feet during class and help them visualize the concept of distributed loading. This demonstration should take 5-7 minutes. Engineering Principle In order to get students to begin to get a feel for load transfer and modeling loading, it is helpful to show an example. This […]