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View Resource Composite Column Design/Test Lab

This laboratory exercise focuses on columns made of composite materials. Students will "simulate composite columns and use a smart spreadsheet to help optimize their design for engineering performance, including ?specific? properties." The activity is appropriate for undergraduate college students. This is a project-based activity, and should take 2-3 weeks to complete. This document will ser...

View Resource Table-top Composite Panel Fabrication Lab

This lab experiment requires students to improve the mechanics of sandwich composites via construction and testing. Teams of students will "fabricate composite paper panels, and create both beams and signboards." The lesson can be completed within an hour. This activity would be appropriate for high school level students. This document will serve as a framework for instructors and may be...

View Resource Casting Castings: A Classroom Hands-on Activity

This learning activity will provide a useful technique for students to learn casting concepts. The class will be allowed a hands-on experience with casting. Students will make their own fishing sinkers. The lesson plan document includes step by step instructions for the lesson along with photographs. This activity would be appropriate for high school and college level students. The lesson...

View Resource Composite Column Design

This module, created by Craig Johnson of Central Washington University, "incorporates engineering design (using smart spreadsheets) into a laboratory activity focusing on columns made of composite materials." In this lab, students will simulate the use of composite columns and use spreadsheets to optimize design for engineering performance. The module features an abstract, objective, curriculum...

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