A four-point bend test experiment for use in the classroom, and procedures for evaluating results
ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
Texas A&M University is a member of the Foundation Coalition, which is funded by the National Science Foundation. As part of the development of the sophomore engineering science courses, several in-class laboratory demonstrations have been developed. One of these is a four-point bend test. The students are able to make load-deflection measurements in the classroom, and determine the modulus of elasticity for different materials. This paper will describe the setup, procedure, and give examples of how different evaluation methods correlate.
Griffin, R., & Krishnan, S. (1999). A four-point bend test experiment for use in the classroom, and procedures for evaluating results. ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, 95-102. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/agriculture-facpubs/231