Bridge Building Lab

Summary

As a practical assignment, in groups of three, we were asked to design and build a bridge, with a geometry that we thought would be the best compromise between cost of materials and strength. The final design was then tested on an INSTRON machine with a load cell to determine what the breaking limit of the structure was. After completion of the practical lab, the behaviour of the bridge was reflected on, and ways in which it could be made better were investigated.

 

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