HST11 Continuous and Indeterminate Beams

HST11 Continuous and Indeterminate Beams

Three piers measure vertical reaction forces with their integral load cell which connect directly to the HDA200 Interface (sold separately). Each pier caters for simply supported, or continuous beams and their beam attachments allow for rotation but no vertical movement during testing.

Sinking supports can be studied due to the fact that each reaction pier has a height adjustment system and integral dial gauge attached. A fourth pier clamps a cantilever or the fixed end of a beam. A double pulley assembly provides vertical loading of the beam. Point loads and uniformly distributed loads can be applied to the beams using the set of calibrated weights and hangers supplied.

Three test beams in steel, aluminium and brass are supplied and their deflections are monitored using dial gauges on moveable stands. The reaction piers can be moved anywhere within the working area of the HST1 Universal Frame and Stand (sold separately) and allows a variety of beam spans to be achieved.

A comprehensive instruction manual for lecturer and student, giving full details on apparatus assembly and operation as well as example results. All necessary assembly and operational tools are provided.

Essential accessories: HST1, HDA200

HST11 Continuous and Indeterminate Beams
  • To consist of three movable reaction supports, three test beams, load hangers, calibrated test weights
  • Beam deflection to be measured using a deflection indicator
  • To have multiple load positions
  • Reactions and deflections monitored using HDA200 Interface (sold separately)
  • Must be used with HST1 universal Frame and Stand (sold separately)
  • Must be used with HDA200 Interface (sold separately)
  • Comprehensive instruction manual provided
  • 2 year warranty
  • Study of the general formula for beam deflections in bending in the form y= c. WL3 / EI
  • Verification of the effect of changing the length of the beams
  • Study the way the ‘constant’ c is affected by the type and position of the load
  • The principle of superposition
  • Indeterminate Beams
  • Cantilevers and Propped Cantilever
  • Single Point Loading and Uniformly Distributed Loads
  • Continuous Beams
  • To compare the measured and theoretical values
  • Sinking Supports
  • Upwards loading