A two bay, 45° cantilevered truss is suspended from the inside vertical edge of the HST1 Universal Frame and Stand (sold separately). At the far end of the truss a screwjack loading mechanism with integral load cell applying the truss loading.
Each truss member is joined at its end by means of pins, which make up the true pin jointed assembly. The strain and hence force exerted in each member is measured using strain gauge technology applied to each truss member. The outputs from the member strain gauges and screw jack load cell are fed directly into the HDA200 Interface (sold separately).
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