HSM30 Unsymmetrical Cantilever Apparatus

HSM30 Unsymmetrical Cantilever Apparatus

This apparatus allows the vertical and horizontal deflections of the free end of a test specimen to be measured when loading occurs along a principle axis or at a known angle. A solid base holds a rigid vertical end support for the clamping of the test cantilevers. Test cantilevers in ‘L’, ‘U’ and rectangular cross section are supplied. Angular adjustment can be made easily and the angular position can be read off using the integral angular scale and pointer. The free end of the cantilever has point loads applied using the load hanger and calibrated weights. The free end movement is measured using deflection indicators. Shear centre work can also be undertaken. A framework holds the indicators relative to the rigid end of the cantilever to ensure accurate deflection measurement.

HSM30 Unsymmetrical Cantilever Apparatus

This apparatus allows the vertical and horizontal deflections of the free end of a test specimen to be measured when loading occurs along a principle axis or at a known angle.

  • Vertical and horizontal deflection of unsymmetrical cantilevers
  • Mohr’s circle
  • Moment of area
  • Shear centre location
  • Comparison between actual and theoretical results