Concrete pillar is subjected to load until failure

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-12 1. woodhatch commented 9 years ago

Big round of applause... For the machine? What was the machine's reaction? Delight? Pride?
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+17 2. spynode commented 9 years ago

#1 The machine didn't make itself, now did it? And engineering is not always about machines. Civil engineers would applaud the concrete block's toughness :)
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+8 3. Eddie87 commented 9 years ago

now crush a Lonsdaleite stone (machine vs stone) >:)
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-8 4. vfines commented 9 years ago

Put all socialists under there.
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+2 5. imagic commented 9 years ago

#4 why do you want to get under it ?

this just shows how great concrete is !
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+4 6. LightAng3l commented 9 years ago

That's how diamonds are born.
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+7 7. loadrunner commented 9 years ago

I need one of those to get all my clotes into my suitcase :D
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+3 8. Jim777 commented 9 years ago

yard, inch, pounds? Come on is it the stone age? Metric is the new style people. (among scientists anyway)
Otherwise it was interesting to see the pattern how it breaks.
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+2 9. narf commented 9 years ago

Kilopond is a unit that was widely used in europe until 50 years ago.
I like the metric system more than imperial units, because i know how long a meter is or how heavy a kilogramm.
But if you grew up in an area where the imperial system is used, you have no "feeling" for the metric units.
I think thats the biggest problem in changing systems. But I agree that the metric system is more logic in some ways (1000m = 1km etc).
I hope you get my point.

If you want some metric units:
Diameter of the pillar: 457.2 mm
Area on which the force was applied: 164,173 mm^2
Pressure it took to destroy the pillar: 43 N/mm^2
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+1 10. MindTrick commented 9 years ago

That's the kinda stuff that puts a smile on my face :D