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Balsawood Structure Design1 IntroductionThis report is the first stage of the design construction and testingof a balsa wood structure In April the design will be tested againstclassmates designs where the design with the highest loadweight ratiowins The information gained from this report will be used in theconstruction of the structure The report is composed of two sectionsThe first is an evaluation of material properties of balsa glues anddifferent joint configurations The second section consists of adiscussion on a preliminary design that is based on conclusions drawnfrom the testing section Common material tests of tension compression and bending wereperformed and analyzed The qualities of three different adhesives weretested and evaluated and finally three different joint configurationswere tested Illustrations of each test setup are included Wheneverpossible qualitative results will be given as opposed to strictlyquantitative values A qualitative result is much more useful ingeneral design decisions Experimental results from the testing stagecombined with experiences is working with the materials offered cluesfor the preliminary design The design section mixes both practical and experimental experiencetogether to present the best possible solution for the structure Italso offers additional insights that were not considered in the initialmaterial testing procedure The design presented in the this sectionis likely to be similar the final model however modifications may beneeded for the final design that were unforeseeable at the time of thisreport This report generally functions as a guide for the construction stage ofthe project Its role is to provide useful information and a basis forthe final design Before the final design is tested prototypes will beconstructed to test the principles discussed in this report The goalof this report is to combine the results from testing and experience toproduce a working preliminary design 2 Material TestingAll standard testing was performed on the Applied Test System located inroom XXXXXXXXXXXXXX The goal of this section is to determine thematerial strengths of balsa and how balsa responds to differentloading Before testing the basic
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