- Visually and practically demonstrate principles learned in engineering mechanics and engineering of material courses.
- Practice structures and specimen component experiment methods, use of measurement devices, registering and analyzing measurement results.
- Developing an understanding of the factors that affect measurement inaccuracies and compatibility between measured and calculated parameters (according to theory), measurement results distribution meaning.
- Practice data representation and analysis and preparing technical documents.
The following is a list of general references. Specific references can be found in the lab guidelines.
- Popov, E.P., Nagarjan, S. and Lu, Z.A., Mechanics of Materials, 2nd. ed., Prentice Hall, London, 1978.
- Shames, I.H., Mechanics of Deformable Solids, Prentice-Hall, 1964.
- Grover, R.L., Mechanics of Solids, John Wiley, 1964.
- Hetényi, M., editor, Handbook of Experimental Stress Analysis, John Wiley, N.Y., 1950.
- Hendry, A.W., Elements of Experimental Stress Analysis, Pergamon Press, 1977.
- Godden, W.G., Demonstration Models for Teaching Structural Mechanics, University of Illinois Bulletin, 1963.
- Cowan, H.J., Building Science Laboratory Manual, Applied Science Publishers, 1978.
- Linear Regression Tutorial, Clemson University, 2006
- Experiment Resources (2009). Statistics Tutorial.
Lecture: 1 hour
Lab: 2 hours