ST 352 SUSPENSION BRIDGE
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This equipment is used for studying the inter-action between suspension cables and load measuring supports with uniform and non-uniform distributed and point load 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 cable end passes over a pulley to a load hanger. Special loads are provided to simulate uniform distribution load and movable point load. The bridge deck rests on two vertical force supports with height compensation mechanism. Support settlements are measured by dial gauges.

Instruction manual is also included.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Demonstration of the characteristics of a 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
ST 124 Vertical Force Supports 2
Load hangers 2
Point load and weights 1 lot.
Pulley sets 2
Software for data display and analysis by computer (separately supplied).
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT
Part No. Part Name
ST352-055

Computer assist

ST 125 Vertical Force Load Cell and ST150 Force Indicator with digital output instead of Load hanger with weights and ST124 Vertical Force Supports

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

 

Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 65 x 75 x 30 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 11 kg.