Video Demonstrations to Enhance Learning of Mechanics of Materials Inside and Outside the Classroom
Using video to present demonstrations holds a significant number of advantages, particularly when class size or demonstration complexity prevents students from having hands on access. In video format delivered via the web, students have the capability to pause and repeat videos. Used in a classroom setting, the video provides the instructor more ease in set up and ensures high quality viewing in a large lecture hall forum. We have created videos of mechanics of materials demonstrations from a collection used in both introductory and advanced mechanics of materials courses. A wide range of topics are represented in the video collection, but three topics in particular (thermal effects, transverse shear in bending, combined loading) have been identified for use teaching where an assessment of learning outcomes can be measured.
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