ST 315 SHEAR CENTER
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The equipment is used for studying the plane of traverse loading without twisting for selected standard sections. It is to be used with ST300 Universal Structural Frame (separately supplied). Interchangeable beam specimens are made from 1.2 mm steel sheet or approximate equal with welded-on end plates and a central loading plate which has a provision at the bottom for loading at different eccentricities from the beam axis.

The end plates are attached to two flanged supports. A load is hung at the bottom of the central loading plate and two dial indicators are used to measure deflections of both ends of the plate. The plane of zero twist is the plane of shear center.

Instruction manual is also included.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Shear force variation with an increasing point load
  • Variation of shear force for various loading conditions
  • Examination of various other loading cases and their effect on shear force
TECHNICAL DATA
Beam length 700 mm
Beam section
 - Channel 1
 - Semicircle 1
 - Angle 1
 - “Z” 1
Load hanger 1
Weights 1 lot
ST131 Dial Indicators 2

 

Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 75 x 75 x 20 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 20 kg.