Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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