First Experiment

For our experiments the terms F1; F2; F3; A8; A12 and A16 are used. F represents the shape, F3 being the spider web, F2 the checkered pattern and F1 the spider web without the center spirals. A represents the number of attachment points.


This graph tells us that the first web shape is more resistant than the third one as it’s angle of deformation remains below the third. Additionally we may note that the more weight the webs are under, the more their malformations get closer. This could make us wonder that if we extended the weight to a higher level, the shape three would surpass shape one in resistance.

Indeed the second shape is not apparent on the graph. The reason being that is was impossible to place weight on a center point of this web as there is none.

Overall the second pattern is the most ineffective. It is remarkably less resistant to the weight. Between 100g and 400g the third pattern is the most solid. But over the point of 400g the first pattern and the third are equally as solid. We can conclude from this graph that with lesser weight the spider web is the most effective, but for bigger more heavier weight pattern one and three are both just as effective.

According to this graph with sixteen attachment points, once again the most ineffective web is the second pattern. At 100g, the third web is the less deformed, but over that point, it becomes the first.

A few photos:

First experiment results:

This graph presents all the results of the first experiment. We can say that overall the most resistant pattern is the first, the pattern that was inspired by the original spider web. This shape is followed closely by the the third, our “spider web”. Consequently the most fragile is the second pattern. We may also note that as the attachment point increases the angle of deformation decreases.

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