Lecture on the theory behind mechanical properties. What do the numbers mean? How can they be used ? How are they measured ?
Practical work:
Groups of 3 to 4 persons will design and build a simple tensile test machine. The machine can be built in all kind of materials and eventually laser cut. The mechanical properties of different materials will be tested and measured – plastic, aluminum or steel. But the students are especially invited to test material innovations of their own. The properties are compared to other “professional” measured data.