Your model will be made up from many components including structural members. Before you make your model, you can investigate different ways of making the components stronger.

The Background

The structural members of your model will behave in different ways when forces act on them. ( Explain )


You can make the structural members of your model any way you like.

These pages will tell you how to test the strength of individual structural members.

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   Testing Beams and Columns for Bending

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  Testing Columns and Bracing for Compression

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  Testing Bracing for Tension

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