Bending of Open Channel Section Report Essays

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Bending
of
a
Channel
Section
 Experiment Two: Stiffness Report from laboratory work performed on 12 May 2011 as a part of the unit of study CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics Abstract
 This report has been written to describe an experiment performed on a channel section examining the stiffness of the beam through two differing types of deformation – curvature and deflection. The aim of the experiment was to determine the value of the flexural rigidity (EI) in two different ways; using the curvature, k, and the mid-span deflection. The testing method used for the experiment is described. The experiment found that the EI values calculated were as follows: - EIcurv = 1.76E+10 Mpa.mm4 when calculated using the curvature, k. - EIdefl…show more content…
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 Plotting
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 22/05/2001 2 Bending of a Channel Section Introduction
 This report aims to describe the experiment performed to investigate the stiffness of a channel section, and in particular calculate the flexural rigidity (EI) of the beam by two different sets of calculations based on the results gained in the experiment. The EI of an object is used
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