FURI | Spring 2021

The Effectiveness of Hands-On Demonstrations on Understanding Statics Principles

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This project seeks to determine whether 3D demonstrations can effectively increase the comprehension of fundamental engineering principles for sophomore students. A physical demonstration was fabricated using acrylic plastic in which an integrated force sensor allows students to visualize the output force generated from a specific force input. The demonstration will be deployed in future statics course to aid student understanding in how forces are transmitted in machines.

Student researcher

Jesus Pena

Jesus Pena

Mechanical engineering

Hometown: Chandler, Arizona, United States

Graduation date: Fall 2021