The equipment is used for applying the principle of virtual work to the derivation of redundant reactions. It is to be used with ST300 Universal Structural Frame (separately supplied)
An elastic beam is supported at both ends by moment supports. Both supports permit the application and measurement of moments and rotations. A third support, vertical force support, is used for the case of two span continuous beam. A clamp on moment application device with a mean to counter balance the device weight is provided to apply a pure moment and measure rotation. The beam is loaded by weights. The deflection and slope of the beam can be measured by dial indicators.
|Test beam||:||High tensile steel 19 x 3 (approx) x 700 mm.|
|Supports||:||2 ea ST 115 Moment Support.|
|:||1 ea ST 124 Vertical Force Support.|
|Moment application device||:||0-3 Nm.|
|Pulley set for upward loading||:||1 ea.|
|Load hangers||:||4 ea.|
|ST131 Dial Indicators||:||4 ea.|
ST116 Moment Load Cells and ST125 Vertical Force Load Cell with ST150 Force Indicator instead of ST115Moment Supports and ST124 Vertical Force Support.