Technology Blog Post #2

Technology Blog Post #2

This week I learned about I beams. For my weekly project I had to compare a cardboard I beam, to a bunch of cardboard strips taped together. Both of the beams were made out of the same material, and the same amount of that material.

When I put a water bottle, and one block, on top of my beam that was a bunch of cardboard stuck together, here’s what it looked like.

You can see how it is bending, which means that this design is brittle. However, when I put an I Beam to the test here’s what it looked like.

This been is very ductile  compared to the other one, because it is not bending with even more blocks on it.

Overall I learned that the I beam is the better than just a few strips taped together.

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