Asee peer logo

3D Printed Composite Body Illustrating Composite Body Centroid and Center of Gravity

Download Paper |

Conference

2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

Location

Virtual Conference

Publication Date

July 26, 2021

Start Date

July 26, 2021

End Date

July 19, 2022

Conference Session

Best in 5 Minutes: Demonstrating Interactive Teaching Activities

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

Page Count

10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--36551

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/36551

Download Count

33

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Timothy Aaron Wood The Citadel Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-3926-7314

visit author page

Timothy A Wood is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel. He acquired a Bachelor's in Engineering Physics Summa Cum Laude with Honors followed by Civil Engineering Master's and Doctoral degrees from Texas Tech University. His technical research focuses on soil-structure interaction and culvert inspection. He encourages students pushing them toward self-directed learning through reading, and inspiring enthusiasm for the fields of structural and geotechnical engineering. Dr. Wood aims to recover the benefits of classical-model, literature-based learning in civil engineering education.

visit author page

Download Paper |

Abstract

Though often presented as an additional math concept in many Statics courses, centroids should be related directly to the concept of equivalent systems. A 3D printed composite body model illustrates and connects the math intensive concept of area centroid to the real world. The concept of equivalent load systems informs the derivation of area centroids, and a 3D printed prismatic model illustrates the connection between area centroid and center of gravity.

This paper is submitted as a non-technical paper to the Civil Engineering Division "Best in 5 Minutes: Demonstrating Interactive Teaching Activities" session.

Wood, T. A. (2021, July), 3D Printed Composite Body Illustrating Composite Body Centroid and Center of Gravity Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36551

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2021 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015