Juniors tested their Moment-Bending-Shear bridges

Tec-3_Fall-2014_Moment-Bending-ShearA/L/I Juniors (Ghadeer Alburaiki, Amarillis Altamirano, Paulina Benevides, Rubi Cardoso, Nayungkhumla Chang, Levina Djajadi, Ryan English, Amanda Hirsch, Jacob Hoffman, Tommy Hu, Timothy Jordan, Harim Kim, Yelin Lee, Khadijah Miralam, Darien Noguchi, MiNa Park, Zhixin Rong, Teobista Seifu, Tamara Suprobo Putri, Michelle Tiet, Raymond Tran, Po-Chiang Tseng, Ruishu Wang, and Yanhan Zeng) tested their “Moment-Bending-Shear” bridges.

 

“Moment-Bending-Shear” was a one-week, collaborative exercise. Twelve teams of two students, each, designed and built a “bridge” structure using only 1/8 inch x 1/8 inch basswood and glue.

“Moment-Bending-Shear” spanned 2 feet and was loaded with magazines to structural failure.

Amanda Hirsch’s and Ryan English’s “Moment-Bending-Shear” tied with Darien Noguchi’s and Raymond Tran’s by supporting 82 magazines without failure.

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September 8-12, 2014
Technologies + Ecologies 3 “Moment-Bending-Shear”
top left, left to right: A/L/I Juniors Michelle Tiet, Tommy Hu, Ryan English and Amanda Hirsch building their “Moment-Bending-Shear” bridges
top right, left to right:  A/L/I Juniors Raymond Tran and Darien Noguchi building their “Moment-Bending-Shear” bridge
left middle and bottom: Technologies + Ecologies 3 Teaching Associate, Justin Kang (on left), and Instructor, Greg Kochanowski (on right), loading a “Moment-Bending-Shear” bridge to failure
right: Ryan English reenacting the successful loading of his and Amanda Hirsch’s winning (surviving) “Moment-Bending-Shear”

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