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Testing Beams and Columns for Bending
To compare the strength of different beams
try this test.
- Make up some different beams or columns.
- Take one member and clamp it securely at both ends.
- Hang weights from the middle of the member.
- Note how much the member bends from its original position.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4 for other members using the same weights.
- Note which member is strongest in bending.
See Example Test )