The Strength of Materials Lab is based on the NI Distributed I/O platform and the NI LabVIEW graphical programming software. The Lab consists of a set of elements required to built particular devices for specific laboratories and NI Measurement devices required to acquire sensor readings and transfer them to a computer. The computer processes the helps visualize the data in time domain. Data acquisition and processing is done with the help of NI LabVIEW.


  • Ability to perform 10 experiments on Vibration Monitoring and Diagnostics of Rotary Systems
  • Menu-driven navigation through the experiments
  • Immediate access to course manual
  • Visual representation of experimental results
  • Ability to save experimental results in MS EXCEL format

List of Experiments

  • Determination of the Modules of Elongation and Poisson Ratio
  • Determination of Stress Under Eccentric Tension of a Bar
  • Determination of Stress in a Highly Curved Bar
  • Study of Stress Distribution in a Concentration Area and in a Distant Zone
  • Determination of the Modules of Shearing of a Bar under Torsion
  • Study of Strain-stress Distribution in a Bar under Torsion
  • Study of Planar Stressed State of a Bar by Electric Strain-gauge
  • Determination of Critical Load for a Compressed Bar by the Southwell Method
  • Stress-strain Analysis in a Plane Frame, Practical Test of Reciprocity Theorem
  • Determination of Shear in a Bending Beam and Bearing Reaction in a Statically Indeterminate Beam.
  • Determination of Stress and Shear in a Beam under Oblique Bending.
  • Practical Testing of Hooke’s Law and the Law of Linear Distribution of Direct Stress in Beam Cross-section during Bending.
  • Study of Strain-stress Distribution in a Cantilever Bar
  • Determination of the position of Shear Center and Practical Testing of the Law of Distribution of Direct Sectorial Stress under Constraint Torsion.
  • Study of Strain-stress Distribution in a Disk made of Different Materials (Steel, Alloys)
  • Study of Zero-torque and Torque Strain-stress Distribution in a Cylindrical Shell