Innovative Physics: Structures and Materials

Innovative Physics: Connecting Physics to Industry

This is material from the CDROM produced by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) in partnership the Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development (DIIRD).

The authors were Kathryn Butler and Roy Preece. The support of the following is acknowledged: Chamini Mendis, researcher at the CRC for Cast Metal Manufacturing at Monash University; Josh Pell, a carbon fibre designer and technologist; Dr Bronwyn Fox, the team leader at the Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing; Ian Crouch, business development manager at the CRC for Advanced Composite Structures Ltd

Careers, Class Activities, Useful Websites

Careers

Web-links

Class Activities

Practical Investigation

Practical Activities

Materials Testing: Video of the test, spreadsheet and graph of the data and tasks

i. Plywood small cross section

ii. Plywood large cross section sample 1

iii. Plywood large cross section sample 2

iv. MDF small cross section

v. MDF large cross section

vi. HDPE in tension, milk bottle

vii. Plaster cylinder in compression

viii. Steel in tension

ix. Concrete in compression

x. High density foam in compression

xi. Low density foam in compression

Useful Websites

Composite Materials - Online activities and excursions - Planes, bridges and structures - Nanotechnology - Organisations and publications

Composite Materials

Online activities and excursions

Planes, bridges and structures

Nanotechnology

Organisations and publications