HST13 Deflections of Beams and Cantilevers

HST13 Deflections of Beams and Cantilevers

Two support brackets fix into the HST1 Universal Frame and Stand (not supplied) allowing the support of beams along their length and at different spans. Each support bracket comes supplied with knife edges or clamp plates to enable different end fixing conditions to be used, i.e. simply supported, cantilever, propped cantilever and encastre (built in). Cantilevers can be created using one of the supports fitted with a clamp supplied.

Three moveable dial gauges, mounted on moveable stands measure beam deflections and slope. Three test beams are supplied in steel, brass and aluminium. Each beam is supported and then loaded using the beam clamps, hangers and calibrated weights provided. Point and uniformly distributed loads can be applied to the beam using the weights and hangers supplied.

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

HST13 Deflections of Beams and Cantilevers
  • Adjustable beam span
  • Steel, brass and aluminium tes beam specimens
  • Dial gauge measures beam deflection
  • To be supplied with calibrated weights, hangers and text book
  • To be supplied with set of slotted weights
  • To include load hangers and beam clamps
  • Must be used with HST1 universal Frame and Stand (sold separately)
  • Comprehensive instruction manual provided
  • 2 year warranty
  • To observe the deflection and end rotation of beam(s) under various loads, load positions and fixing arrangements
  • Measure beam deflections for point and uniformly distributed loads
  • Verify the use of the basic differential equation for calculating beam slopes and deflections
  • Measure and calculate slope and end rotations
  • Calculate the Young’s modulus of each beam material
  • Apply various end fixing conditions to a beam, including simply supported, cantilever, propped cantilever and encastre (built in)
  • Vary the support span for the beam