EF-1.3b – Statics Trusses


EF-1.3b – Statics Trusses

The EF-1.3b – Trusses experiment kit enables students to analyse the behaviour of different types of portal and truss frames.


The EF-1.3b – Trusses experiment kit enables students to analyse the behaviour of different types of portal and truss frames.

The Engineering Fundamentals range is designed to enable students to gain an understanding of the fundamentals of engineering by the process of learning via hands-on experimentation.

The modular hands-on tray based system is supplied in conjunction with a multifunctional Base Unit enabling the student to conduct their own experiments in subjects such as Statics, Dynamics, Mechanisms and Kinematics.

Each kit is supplied with a highly visual user friendly operational guide, enabling the student to understand the theory of the subject by the application of practical experimentation.

Technical Specifications

Features & Benefits

  • Applied student learning via building and experimentation
  • Supplied with a detailed instruction manual, covering the theory of trusses including multiple practical experiments designed to further develop the students’ understanding in this field
  • Hands-on learning
  • Clear and concise pictorial assembly instructions enhance the learning experience
  • Multiple experimental capability per self-contained kit
  • Toolless assembly


  • Trusses, king post truss
  • Trusses, warren truss
  • Portal frame, pitched
  • Portal frame, pitched with simple truss
  • Portal frame, flat
  • Catenary beam

  •  EF-BU Base Unit

Statics Experiments

  • EF-1.1 Engineering Fundamentals Force
  • EF-1.2 Engineering Fundamentals Moments
  • EF-1.3a Engineering Fundamentals Beams
  • EF-1.3b Engineering Fundamentals Trusses
  • EF-1.4 Engineering Fundamentals Springs
  • EF-1.5 Engineering Fundamentals Torsion

Dynamics Experiments

  • EF-2.1 Engineering Fundamentals Friction
  • EF-2.2 Engineering Fundamentals Simple Harmonic Motion
  • EF-2.3 Engineering Fundamentals Rotational Friction
  • EF-2.4 Engineering Fundamentals Potential and Kinetic Energy
  • EF-2.5 Engineering Fundamentals Centrifugal & Centripetal Force

Mechanisms Experiments

  • EF-3.1 Engineering Fundamentals Cam, Crank and Toggle
  • EF-3.2 Engineering Fundamentals Mechanisms
  • EF-3.3 Engineering Fundamentals Additional Mechanisms
  • EF-3.4 Engineering Fundamentals Bar Linkages


  • EF- 4.1 Engineering Fundamentals Pulleys
  • EF- 4.2 Engineering Fundamentals Gears
  • EF- 4.3 Engineering Fundamentals Drive Systems


  • EF-WS Workstation
  • EF1-Spares

  • EF-BU on which to build the experiment from the tray components
  • Level and stable work surface to mount the EF-BU upon. (The optional EF-WS is ideal for this if no suitable desk or bench is available)


Volume: 0.2m³ per tray

Gross Weight: 5.0kg per tray


Length: 0.430m per tray

Width: 0.312m per tray

Height: 0.080m per tray

  • EF-1.3b – Trusses
  • EF-BU – Base Unit
  • EF-WS – Workstation (optional)

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