ASEN 3112: Structures - Lab Description and Related Material

ASEN 3112: Structures - Lab Description and Related Material


Lab 1 description document for 2014. Version of Sep 14, 2014. Note: updated experimental procedure (replaces the one here) go to link below.
Figure 1 of Lab 1 description document in PDF
Figure 2 of Lab 1 description document in PDF
Figure 3 of Lab 1 description document in PDF
Figure 4 of Lab 1 description document in PDF
Figure 5 of Lab 1 description document in PDF
Figure EP1 (Experimental Procedure) of Lab 1 description document in PDF
Figure EP2 (Experimental Procedure) of Lab 1 description document in PDF
Sign up slots for Lab 1 group tests
Groups for Lab 1 group tests (first cut)
Names and emails of students in Sections 11-12 to facilitate group coordination
Common lab report errors (DOC) Prepared by a former TA
Figure EP1 Lab 1 experimental procedure, updated 9/19/14 (DOC). Typo in Note 2 fixed.
Group peer evaluation forms in PDF and in Word

Lab 2 description document for 2014. Version of Oct 5, 2014. ANSYS tutorial guide is given as separate document linked below. Note: experimental procedure updated 10/9/14; go to link below
Short-term Timetable for Lab 2 in PDF
Figure 1 of Lab 2 description document in PDF
Figure 2 of Lab 2 description document in PDF
Figure 3 of Lab 2 description document in PDF
Figure 4 of Lab 2 description document in PDF
Sign up slots for Lab 2 group tests
Groups for Lab 2 group tests
Names and emails of students in Sections 11-12, to facilitate group coordination
Experimental procedure in DOC and in PDF. Has color picture of wiring.
Experimental procedure Figure EP1 (color) in PDF, in JPG , and in EPS .
ANSYS tutorial in PDF with VL access instructions Updated Oct 8, 2014
Lab report tips and instructions. Feedback from the TAs
Group peer evaluation in PDF and in Word. Please staple to report as last page (a change from Lab 1 to avoid misplacing)
Names and emails of students in Sections 11-12 to facilitate group coordination

Lab 3 description document for 2014. Version of Nov 5, 2014. Experimental procedure updated 11/7/14, see links below
Short-term timetable for Lab 3
Figure 2 of Lab 3 description document in PDF
Figure 3 of Lab 3 description document in PDF
Figure 4 of Lab 3 description document in PDF
Figure 5 of Lab 3 description document in PDF
Figure 6 of Lab 3 description document in PDF
Sketch sheet for notes and comments during demos & test
Sign up slots for Lab 3 group tests
Groups for Lab 3 group tests.
Names and emails of students in Sections 11-12 to facilitate group coordination
Updated procedure for Fall 2014 tests, in Word
Updated frequency ranges for Fall 2014 tests, in Word

Lab 4 description is provided in Section 26.5, entitled "The ITL Buckling Demo," of the Lecture 26 document. This PDF is linked here for convenience. Results from the tests of Friday December 5 are used in Exercise 10.6 of the last Homework (HW#10, already posted). Those results are posted below in various file formats.
Lab 4 data for Southwell Plots required in HW Exercise 10.6 follow. The "offset" numbers listed there were not directly measured, but obtained by trial and error so that plots look OK in the lower end. Those offset values should be subtracted from each measured deflection. Also do not forget to scale the tray load by 4/3 to get the actual load applied to the specimen.
Southwell Plot test data in XLS
Southwell Plot test data in PDF
Southwell Plot test data in Mathematica (version >=8.0) \ Plot code included, but graphics dont look as good as Matlab's

Last update: December 8, 2014.