Materials Testing for Engineering Labs


This is a materials sample holder that I created during the summer between my sophomore and junior year. I was granted the Jacob M Abel internship to work on redesigning the curriculum for MEAM 247, the required lab course for Sophomore engineering students. I personally tested all the samples using an Instron machine to test for ultimate tensile strength and then created this wood block to hold them. I also took video on each test which is available on the MEAM design website. The block is about 2 feet in length and 7 inches in depth, made of maple which was varnished.

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