Amatrol Structural Engineering 2 Learning System (96-SE2)

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Intermediate Structural Engineering Training System for High School | Hands-On Skills

Learning System: 96-SE2

Amatrol’s Structural Engineering 2 Learning System (96-SE2) adds to the Structural Engineering 1 Learning System (96-SE1) to teach statics, data acquisition, and bridge design analysis. The data acquisition system uses structural members equipped with stain gauges to measure the forces acting on a structure, constructed by the learners, and the system records these values to provide a clear picture of how the structure is reacting to the applied force. Through calculations and data acquisition analysis, intermediate structural engineering learners will analyze the forces in truss bridge designs.

The intermediate structural engineering training system includes a data acquisition system, bridge components fitted with strain gauges, a test fixture hardware package, and interactive multimedia student curriculum. The learning content covers topics such as bending stress and the moment of inertia, data acquisition, and truss bridge analysis.

Learning Topics

  • Moments and Equilibrium
  • Stress and Bending
  • Moments in Beams
  • Moment of Inertia
  • Data Acquisition
  • Strain Gauges
  • Truss Bridge Analysis: Method of Joints & Sections

See the Forces at Work on the Bridge Members with Data Acquisition!

The 96-SE2 Learning System includes 8 structural members equipped with strain gauges. Strain gauges are the most common sensors used to measure internal forces in structural elements. The strain gauge generates varied amounts of electrical resistance in proportion to the amount of strain in the structural element where the gauge is attached. Learners can determine how much internal force is being placed on the element by measuring the amount of change in electrical resistance.

Once learners are taught how strain gauges are used to determine forces, they will build several structures using these structural elements, apply a load to the structure, and use a data acquisition system to record data from all eight strain gauges. Once this data has been collected, learners will be taught how to evaluate the results.

Data Acquisition System Collects and Displays Data Graphically

The 96-SE2 uses industrial quality data acquisition software, which can be configured to display data graphically as well as numerically. Learners will configure the software to collect data from 1 to 8 premounted strain gauges. The strain gauges are prewired to connect to a signal conditioner unit that has 8 analog channels.

Interactive Intermediate Structural Engineering eLearning Curriculum

Amatrol's intermediate structural engineering training system features interactive eLearning curriculum that integrates various types of learning methods to create an engaging, effective learning experience. Amatrol’s multimedia eLearning curriculum includes text with voiceovers, videos, 3D animations, pictures, and interactive activities, quizzes, and self-reviews. Specific structural engineering topics covered include: moments & equilibrium; stress & bending; moments in beams; moment of inertia; data acquisition; strain gauges; and truss bridge analysis via the methods of joints & sections. Within these topics, learners will study objectives like calculating moments of simply supported beams; using a data acquisition system to collect strain gauge data; and calculating forces in truss bridges using the method of sections.

Free Learning Management System (LMS)

Amatrol eLearning is easy-to-use for both students and instructors. Its web-based interface is simple to navigate and available on any WebGL-compatible Internet browser. Instructors love Amatrol eLearning for its simple, yet sophisticated Learning Management System (LMS). The LMS allows instructors to create custom courses, monitor student participation, track course progress, assess knowledge levels prior to a course, and test knowledge levels after completion. Learners appreciate the fact that they can start and stop as needed, moving through each Amatrol course at their own pace. If a self-review reveals that they didn’t understand a particular topic as well as they thought they did, they can revisit it before moving on.

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