HST2 Simple Suspension Bridge

HST2 Simple Suspension Bridge

A rigid bridge deck is suspended from twin steel suspension cables by pairs of vertical tie rods, which when fully assembled create cables of a parabolic form with 1.0metre span and 0.2metre dip. The ends of each cable pass over pulleys which terminate in load cells which record the cable tension when connected to the HDA200 Interface (sold separately).

The bridge loading is applied via a number of calibrated test bars, each having a known N/m value. Point loads can also be applied by means of a calibrated mass, which can be position quickly and easily on the bridge deck. The smooth design of the bridge deck allows a wide variety of unrestricted load positions to be used along the beam lengths. Supplied with a comprehensive instruction manual for lecturer and student, giving full details on apparatus assembly and operation as well as example results.

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

HST2 Simple Suspension Bridge
  • To study cable tension resulting from uniformly distributed, point, rolling loads on a rigid deck
  • To compare the measured and theoretical values
  • To consist of twin stranded steel cables with hangers; rigid bridge deck; load cells
  • A means of applying a uniformly distributed load of up to 100N/m, a point load of 20N
  • Cables to follow parabolic curves of 1.0metre span and 0.2metre dip
  • Multiple load positions achievable
  • Cable tensions measured using load cells
  • Load cells connected to 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
  • Comparison of simplified theory with experimental results for a uniformly distributed load
  • Comparison of simplified theory with experimental results for point load and rolling load
  • Cable tension obtained for loads at varying positions and magnitude along the bridge deck