Sunday, May 21, 2006

Insert Testing

Metal inserts were made thanks to Trace, an IME student. These inserts are in the shape of a thread spool and the purpose of the inserts is to give us a place to bolt down our parts in the car.

The inserts potted in our test pieces of carbon fiber

David working the tensile tester down in the composites lab

A test piece failing in bending

End results:
Pull Out test - 135 lbs per insert
Shear Test - 700 lbs per insert

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