A 'rectangular' Portal frame and an 'S' frame made from rectangular solid steel section are provided with a range of fixed or pinned ends and simple supports to enable each frame to be set up in the HST1 Universal Frame and Stand (sold separately) and loaded horizontally and vertically. One end of the portal frame pivots on a knife edge, while the other end is free to move horizontally on a track plate against a load cell.
Horizontal reactions are monitored using the integral load cell within the track plate and its output fed into the HDA200 Interface (sold separately). Frame deflection and sway is measured using the dial gauges supplied. Load hangers, calibrated weights, cords and pulleys are provided to apply vertical and/or horizontal loading to the frames.
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