Virtual Labs Real Data for Mechanics of Materials
A virtual lab is a computer-based exercise designed to emulate hands-on experiences. We are strong proponents of physical, get your hands dirty, laboratories. These must never be eliminated from engineering education! However, time, space and cost constrain us from having labs for many subjects. Thus the concept of virtual lab where a student will view actual experiments, work with real data, learn about the experiment and the theory and interact on-line with faculty and other students.
The lab contains data, videos, suggested exercises, keywords and definitions and "chalk talks" short narrated presentations on torsion theory and testing.