HST20 Bending Stress in a Beam

HST20 Bending Stress in a Beam

A standalone experiment for determining the bending stresses and strains across the surface of a T-beam. An inverted aluminium T-beam is mounted between two simple supports on knife edges. The load onto the T-beam is applied using a fine screw jack mechanism with integral load cell. The load cell arrangement and supports create a three (3) point loading.

A number of precision strain gauges are arranged on the T-beam specimen. These strain gauges are paired with temperature compensation dummy gauges for output stability. Each strain gauge pair is numbered for accurate connection to the HDA200 Interface (sold separately).

The signals from the loading mechanism and strain gauges 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

HST20 Bending Stress in a Beam
  • T-Beam to have strain gauges attached in measuring and temperature compensation pairs
  • 500N load cell to apply load with integral cable for connection to HDA200 Interface (sold separately)
  • Angle of load to be adjustable
  • Multiple load positions along T-Beam span available
  • Strain gauge outputs to be made available 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
  • Bending Stresses across a T-Beam section
  • Comparison of theory with experimental results
  • Working with Strain gauges
  • Bending equation
  • Neutral axis
  • Working with stresses and strains and their conversion
  • Second Moment of Area