The equipment is used for studying strut buckling under load. It is to be used with ST300 Universal Structural Frame or ST305 Universal Base Frame.
The top frame has a loading screw which pushes a cylindrical strut support sliding in a bushing. The bottom frame has a load cell and a cylindrical strut support in a socket.
Each strut has end conditions for knife-edge or built – in. The load reading is by an indicator. A small lateral load is applied by means of a pulley and a weight hanger. A dial indicator measures the lateral deflection.
|Top support with a loading screw||:||1 ea.|
|Bottom support with a load cell||:||1 ea.|
|ST150 Force indicator||:||1 ea.|
|Strut specimens :|
|-||Material||:||1 ea. mild steel, brass, aluminum.|
|Strut supports :|
|-||Built in||:||2 ea.|
|-||Knife - edge||:||2 ea.|
|Horizontal load hanger with pulley||:||1 set.|
|ST131 Dial indicator||:||1 ea.|
|Power supply||:||220V 1Ph 50Hz.|