Hello, I'm new in the forum. I need some help with tensile testing.
I'm a member of a aerodesign team in my university, and I've been asked to do a tensile test in balsa wood. The problem is that I couldn't find any standard to use with the material of the team. I must use 1mm thick balsa wood. I talked to the test machine operator today and he gave me a couple speciemens of metal and polymer, so I could adapt the dimensions to the wood. He told me the test may be very unreliable because of the speciemens' dimensions. I designed this speciemen and tomorrow I'll try it, but I have no idea about the load timing. Do you guys have any sugestion? Thanks!
*The unit used in the image is milimeter.
...Should I go back to school?