Force-deflection behavior of a planar structure. (Illustration by Louis Bucciarelli.)
This course site provides seven insightful labs
that complement 1.050
, the Solid Mechanics course also taught by Prof. Louis Bucciarelli.
This course introduces students to basic properties of structural materials and behavior of simple structural elements and systems through a series of experiments. Students learn experimental technique, data collection, reduction and analysis, and presentation of results. Students generally take this subject during the same semester as 1.050
, Solid Mechanics.