HB 012A HYDROSTATIC PRESSURE, Tilting Submerged Quadrant
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This equipment allows the moment caused by a fluid thrust on a wholly or partially submerged plane surface to be measured directly. This surface can be tilted.


A PVC quadrant is hinged on a shaft pivoted on knife edges which coincide with the quadrant center. The quadrant position is adjustable relative to a balance arm such that the submerged plane surface can be tilted by changing the lock pin position. A depth scale is indicated on the quadrant. When the quadrant is immersed in water, there are hydrostatic forces.


The balance arm has an adjustable counter balance and weights with a hanger. The quadrant is mounted on top of a clear acrylic tank which allows water to be admitted and drained to required level by a valve. The tank rests on adjustable footings and a bull’s eye level is provided.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Visual demonstration of the Shear Force and Bending Moment at a cut section in a beam
  • Determination of the Centre of Pressure
TECHNICAL DATA
Quadrant Inner radius 100 mm
  -  Outer radius 1 lot.
  -  Width 75 mm
Tilting angle 0 to 30 degrees in either direction.
Weights 1 lot.

 

Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 36 x 55 x 35 cm
Net Weight Approx. 6.5 kg