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Universal Test Frame - 300kN

Universal Test Frame - 300kN

Test actual beams or truss with a capacity of 300kN - Opening 3.5 x 1.65m - Max loading point distance 5.5m

Torsion and Bending

Torsion and Bending

Torsion and bending of different materials

Torsion of Rods and Tubes

Torsion of Rods and Tubes

Investigate rosion and torsional rigidity in rods tube and split tube

Tension Coefficient

Tension Coefficient

Use tension coefficients to resolve three dimensional forces

Column Buckling

Column Buckling

Elastic strut buckling under load and with different end conditions

Deflection of Curved Bars

Deflection of Curved Bars

Measurement of horizontal and vertical components of curved bar deflection

Deflection of Frames

Deflection of Frames

Comparison of experimental and theoretical deflection of a rectangular portal an open square and an "S" frame

Suspension Bridge

Suspension Bridge

Investigate the interaction between suspension cables and load the uniformly distributed and point load on the rigid deck

Simple Suspension Bridge

Simple Suspension Bridge

Measure the cable tension resulting from uniformly

Tensile Modulus of Elasticity

Tensile Modulus of Elasticity

Modulus of elasticity of different materials

Forces in a Truss

Forces in a Truss

Measure the axial forces in pin jointed truss

Redundant Truss

Redundant Truss

Measure the deflection and axial forces in pin-jointed truss members when a redundant member is added

Strain Gauges

Strain Gauges

Demonstrate the use of electrical resistance strain gauge in measuring strain of materials under stress

Three Hinged Arch

Three Hinged Arch

Horizontal abutment thrust for the symmetrical and unsymmetrical three hinged arch

Parabolic Arch - Fixed Ends

Parabolic Arch - Fixed Ends

Measure the horizontal thrust and end fixing moments of the abutment

Two Hinged Parabolic Arch

Two Hinged Parabolic Arch

Take direct measurements of the horizontal component of the abutment thrust of a two hinged parabolic arch

Virtual Work

Virtual Work

Study the principle of virtual work to the derivation of redundant reactions

Deflection of Beams and Cantilevers

Deflection of Beams and Cantilevers

Deflection and slopes of a beam under bending

Area Moment Method

Area Moment Method

Verification of the deflection and slopes of a beam by the area-moment method

Continuous Beam

Continuous Beam

Measurement of reactions for a two span continuous beam with and without settlement of a support

Equilibrium of a Beam

Equilibrium of a Beam

Measure the support reactins of a simple beam or cantilever in equilibrium under different loads

Three Dimensional Equilibrium

Three Dimensional Equilibrium

Investigate the equilibrium of five concurrent and non concurrent forces in a thee dimensional system

Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

Equilibrium of a Rigid Body

Measure the ground of wall reactions as a weight is moved up a rigid ladder

Equilibrium of Forces

Equilibrium of Forces

Investigate the equilibrium of concurrent and non concurrent forces in a single plane

Unsymmetrical Cantilever

Unsymmetrical Cantilever

Study the cantilever deflection and determine the shear centre

Shear Centre

Shear Centre

Determine the plane of traverse loading without twisting for selected standard sections

Influence Line Apparatus

Influence Line Apparatus

Investigate the reactions under various conditions of load at all supports along a three span bridge

Shear Force and Bending Moment

Shear Force and Bending Moment

Measure both the shear force and bending moment in the same beam

Shear Force

Shear Force

Measure the shear force at a section of a beam

Bending Moment

Bending Moment

Measure the bending moment at a section of a beam

ASE Frame

ASE Frame

Main Frame may be replaced by this frame for those experiments that do not need a horizontal supporting member

Main Frame

Main Frame

Twin Al Profile with a 850 x 550 window for mounting all the traditional structure experiments.