ST 351 SIMPLE SUSPENSION BRIDGE
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This equipment allows measurement of cable tension resulting from uniform and non-uniform distributed and point loads on the rigid deck. It is to be used with ST300 Universal Structural Frame (separately supplied).

A light metal alloy with stiffening ribs is carried by two rows of nine equally spaced hangers, one on each side. Each row of hangers has a flexible steel cable support whose length simulates a parabolic curve. Each end of the cable passes over a pulley to a load hanger. Special loads are provided to simulate uniform distribution load and movable point load.

Instruction manual is also included.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Demonstration of the characteristics of a simple suspension bridge
  • Examination of the relationship between applied loads and the suspension cable tension
  • Observation of the stability of the structure
  • Comparison of behavior to simplified cable theory
TECHNICAL DATA
Bridge Aluminum 660 long x 75 mm wide
Arch 600 mm span, 150 mm and 100 mm dip
Pulley sets 2
Load hangers 2x
Point load and weights 1 lot.
Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Part No. Part Name
ST351-055

Computer assist

ST 125 Vertical Force Load Cell and ST150 Force Indicator with digital output instead of Load hanger with weights

Other optional equipment please contact manufacturer (essom@essom.com)

 

Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 35 x 75 x 30 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 7 kg.