HST12 Deflection of Curved Bars

HST12 Deflection of Curved Bars

Six differently shaped curved cantilever specimens are attached to a horizontal or vertical fixing bracket at their base. A special hanger is suspended from small pins on the free end of the specimen to allow loading to be applied to the specimen using the calibrated weights set provided. Each specimen can be quickly and easily interchanged.

The special hanger applies a vertical load and presents horizontal and vertical faces for two displacement dial gauges on moveable stands to measure the vertical and horizontal deflections simultaneously. The set of weights needed for the experiment in included.

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

Optional accessories: HDA200

HST12 Deflection of Curved Bars
  • Set of calibrated weights (4 x 2N; 3 x 5N; 1 x 10 N)
  • Six specimens: including semi-circle; semi-circular bracket; double davit; quadrant; single davit curved; single davit straight
  • Specimen section approximately 25mm x 3mm, coated steel
  • Two special hangers
  • Two displacement gauges on moveable stands
  • Must be used with HST1 universal Frame and Stand (sold separately)
  • Comprehensive instruction manual provided
  • 2 year warranty
  • Comparison of experimental results with those derived by exact and approximate methods of analysis
  • Use Castigliano’s rule and Simpsons rule
  • Deflection of free end analysed using twin displacement gauges