Do you ever surprise how bridges span big distances and the way skyscrapers keep standing? Structural engineers use physics and their data of the properties of constructing supplies and geometric shapes to design constructions with ample power and stability. With this equipment of modular constructing items, you possibly can be taught the fundamentals of structural engineering by conducting a collection of 20 model-building experiments. Each mannequin demonstrates a primary precept of mechanical physics or structural engineering in a hands-on method. Start out with small fashions that show how structural components might be hooked up collectively to maximise the power of a construction for a hard and fast quantity of fabric used. Learn about primary structural components together with columns, beams, trusses, plates, arches, shells, and catenary. Explore the forces appearing on structural parts together with stress, compression, shear, and bending. Move onto constructing extra complicated fashions of trusses, roofs, and small buildings. Experiment with various kinds of bridge development: a truss bridge, arch bridge, cantilever bridge, rope bridge, and suspension bridge. Finally, construct fashions of towering skyscrapers. What is the tallest tower you possibly can construct utilizing solely the items included within the equipment? Learn about the power and stiffness of supplies. See how structural engineers optimize elements to maximise security, and reduce price and the chance of structural failure. A 36-page, full-color handbook guides you thru mannequin constructing with step-by-step illustrated directions.
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Build 20 totally different fashions that every train about drive, load, compression, stress and extra
Over 285 interchangeable constructing items
Includes 36-page, illustrated experiment handbook and Assembly information
Skill degree: Intermediate