This instructional material is an introductory treatment of Modern Materials, combining the elements of mechanical theory with those of material and its behavior. The experiments are presented in an action-oriented format combining many of the features normally found in a textbook with those usually associated with a laboratory manual.
FORCE MEASUREMENT AND TRANSMISSION 1
FORCES IN TRUSSES AND FRAMES 10
MOMENTS OF FORCES - EQUILIBRIUM OF STRUCTURES 21
MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS 33
TENSION TEST OF SOFT STEEL 42
STRENGTH OF BEAMS 50
STRENGTH OF CONNECTORS AND JOINTS 62
HARDNESS TESTING 71
HEAT TREATMENT OF STEEL 76
ALUMINUM AND ALUMINUM ALLOYS 80
THERMOSETTING PLASTICS, PLASTIC ADHESIVES AND POTTING COMPOUNDS 96
COLD WORKING 101
This manual, along with the others in the Electromechanical Technology Series, is the result of six years of research and development by TERC, a national nonprofit, public service corporation with headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It has undergone a number of revisions as a direct result of experience gained with students in technical schools and community colleges throughout the country.