Williams, Nicholas – The effect of screens, of glass, brass and mild steel on metal bending activity
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THE METAL-BENDERS” by PROFESSOR JOHN B. HASTED
During the sessions with Nicholas Williams some experiments were carried out with partial screening of one of the sensors.
The screens, of glass, brass and mild steel, are drawn in cross-section in Figure 5.2.
Figure 5.2 Cross-sections of screens drawn to scale. [no diagram here]
The procedure was to wait until synchronous signals were obtained, and then quickly surround one of the strain gauges with a screen. It was found that the synchronism was destroyed, while the strength of the signals remained unimpaired. The data of Table 5.1 demonstrate this finding, but the statistics are poor.
I have conducted further experiments with Stephen North, which confirm that signals are not impaired in strength by partial screening with transparent plastic.
Total screening by a sealed glass sphere seriously inhibits metal-bending action, as we have seen in chapter 3. But the partial screening serves merely to delay the action by seconds.
We can conclude … with the generalization that reliable synchronous strain gauge data tell us much about the metal-bending action; the action is repeatable in that different experiments are similar, each to each. It takes place at a ‘surface of action’, which may be regarded as a kind of invisible extension of the subject’s arm.