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Abstract

Students learn about stress and strain by designing and building beams using polymer clay. They compete to find the best beam strength to beam weight ratio, and learn about the trade-offs engineers make when designing a structure.

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Earthquake Engineering Component

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Scaling

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  • (2010), "Breaking Beams," http://nees.org/resources/445.

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