ST 362 PLASTIC BENDING OF A FRAME
GENERAL DESCRIPTION

This equipment allows a study on the relation between deflection of a portal frame under loads in plastic condition. Computer interface unit is included. It is to be used with ST300 Universal Structural Frame (separately supplied).

A portal frame is fixed at both legs on two supports. Loads are applied vertically on the cross member and/or horizontally on one of the legs by force load cell. Deflection of the frame is measured by long stroke displacement force load cells. Loads are applied until frame collapses.

Instruction manual is also included.

TYPICAL EXPERIMENTS
  • Elastic bending to plastic deformation of portal frames.
  • Collapse load and the formation of plastic hinges.
  • Deformation due to single and combined loads on a portal frame.
  • Shape of a collapsed portal due to hinge formation.
TECHNICAL DATA
Frame Annealed steel 200x300 mm portal with 2x15 mm (approx.) section,
ST150 Force Indicator 1
ST125L Vertical Force Load Cell, Long 1
Supports 2
Cord 1
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

Spare frame : Pack of 10

 

Net (unassembled) Shipping Dimensions WxLxH 60 x 70 x 20 cm.
Net Weight Approx. 14 kg.