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ERIC Number: EJ1004590
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Teach Deflection Concepts with Hacksaw Blades and Rubber Bands
Roman, Harry T.
Tech Directions, v72 n7 p22-23 Feb 2013
Technology and engineering educators can use a simple hacksaw blade to help students learn about deflection, as that which occurs in a beam. Here the beam is fixed at one end and allowed to deflect in a manner that is easy to see and measure--the hacksaw blade represents a cantilever, an overhanging structure. This simple and very inexpensive experiment uses quarters as a load on the blade. Students can then conduct additional experiments involving loading rubber bands. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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