Product number: HST5
The steel Parabolic Arch with uniform cross section has a span of 1.0metre and a rise of 0.2metre. One end is pinned in precision bearings set in a fixed springing attached to the HST1 Universal Frame and Stand (sold separately). The other end has bearings running on a track plate to which is attached an integral load cell for measuring the horizontal thrust created when the arch is loaded. The horizontal thrust is created by applying loads on the arch via seven equi-spaced load chains and hangers vertically suspended from the arch.

For model analysis measurements, pins are set on the arch at each Load hanger. A dial gauge on a moveable stand is also provided for this work. The load cell and dial gauge output must be fed into the HDA200 Interface (sold separately).

Specifications and resources

Steel arch of uniform cross section 40 x 8mm
Span of 1.0 metre and rise of 0.2 metre
Vertical loading from seven equi-spaced points across the arch (125mm intervals)
Digital Dial Gauge: 12.7mm travel; 0.01mm resolution
Load Cell: 0...500N
Weights set: 1 x 0.1N, 2 x 0.2N, 1 x 1N, 2 x 2N
Weights set: 10 x 5N, 8 x 10N, 3 x 20N, 1 x 50N