Table 1.

2: Deflection (F) at x = L/4
Brass Aluminium Mild Steel
Load
Incr F Decr F Ave Incr F Decr F Ave Incr F Decr F Ave
(N)
(mm) (mm) (m) (x0.1mm) (x0.1mm) (m) (x0.1mm) (x0.1mm) (m)
5
10
15
20
25
30

Table 1.3: Supporting Force (W2) at x = L
Brass Aluminium Mild Steel
Load Incr, W 2 Decr W 2 Ave (Nm) Incr W 2 Decr W 2 Ave Incr W 2 Decr W 2 Ave
(N) (x2 (x2 (x0.2 (x0.2 (Nm) (x0.2 (x0.2 (Nm)
Nmm) Nmm) Nmm) Nmm) Nmm) Nmm)

5

10

15

20

25

30

1.5.3 OBSERVATIONS (20%)
a. Please make an observations of the experiment that you have conducted

1.5.4 CALCULATIONS (10%)
a. Plot a graph of Load against Deflection for all of the specimen tested.
b. Draw another graph to compare with the theoretical value of the Young’s
Modulus of each specimen (Given EBrass = 110 GPa , EAluminium = 70 GPa
and E Mild Steel = 210 GPa)
c. Calculate the gradient of each graph plotted in 1.5.4(b) and calculate the
modulus of elasticity. Find the percentage differences.

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