The model three (3) span bridge has a flat deck and solid spandrels to the three spans. The bridge is supported on the two inner piers and is anchored to the two outer piers to provide a pair of cantilevers on which the suspended centre span is carried. The four piers and the centre span supports incorporate reaction measuring load cells that connect directly to the HDA200 Interface (sold separately) to give readings in Newton’s.
The bridge is loaded using either point loads (25 or 10N) or through a tandem rolling load of 25 + 10N value. The tandem loads are linked thus simulating a vehicle passing over the bridge deck. The tandem load can be arranged such that the 10N load is leading or trailing. By separating the tandem loads it is possible to obtain the influence lines for the bridge.
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