Cobb, Eben C.
The goal of this MQP was to design a tabletop demonstration device to be used to aid students in understanding combined bending and torsional stresses. The device is a cantilever beam capable of being twisted as well as bent. The geometry of the beam was selected to balance easily measured amplitudes of strain with longevity of the device. We included the addition of strain gauges on the critical section of the main shaft of the beam to allow theoretical values of stress to be compared to measured values of stress.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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