OSE Design Manual - Structural Calculations

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Presenting first at the Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp:


Structural Calculations 101 – compression, tension, elongation; PSI of materials and back-of-envelope strength calculations; beam bending calculators; FEA in FreeCAD; flats, angle and i-beam; gussets; space frames. Isotropic and nonisotropic materials. Hardness and Brittleness. Applications – How do you know that the frame you built will hold up to what you are trying to do – or that a structure will hold under a given force or weight? Being fluent in back-of-the-envelope calculation on this helps you gain great insight so that you are doing less rework.