Sunday, December 12, 2010

Break Time

First you'll notice the custom patent pending "distributed loading system" employed for this test.  I stood on the test joint suspended between two frame tube blocks.  This resulted in 170lbs being applied.  Nothing happened.  I then pulled up on the nearby work bench and applied more load...and more until I could not pull any harder.  Other than a tiny deflection there was no damage.  Repeating this later with a bathroom scale sent the needle off dial over 340lbs.  So, 350lb sideways load test passed.

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