Introduction, Spring Testing

Welcome.  Our goals for this class are to compliment CE 110 and provide hands-on experience with a variety of materials and mechanical-testing equipment.  We will begin by reviewing Hooke's law for springs and then look at a similar relationship for non-springs (steel and aluminum bars).  We will also practice our spreadsheet and data-analysis skills by creating graphs and linear regressions, which are fundamental to materials testing.


Video Lecture (9 minutes)