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


  • Neatly presented in an easily identifiable and durable storage tray
  • Trays have clear lids making it easy to see their contents
  • Pictorial tray contents list to identify missing components easily
  • Accompanied by a detailed manual with various practical exercises
  • Clear and concise assembly instructions for each experiment
  • Multiple experiments per kit
  • Toolless assembly


  • Hands-on understanding from lessons
  • Improve the student’s dexterity by self-assembly with the instructions provided


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

  • 2 x 250g Brass weight-set consisting of:
      • 9 x 20g, 1 x 10g, 2 x 5g mounted on 50g hanger
  • 5 x Trusses rod clamp
  • 2 x Rod clamp slide block
  • 1 x Weights pulley
  • 1 x Dial gauge
  • 3 x 192mm Carbon fibre trusses rod
  • 2 x 275mm Carbon fibre trusses rod
  • 2 x 92mm Carbon fibre trusses rod
  • 452mm Carbon fibre trusses rod
  • 4 x 134mm Carbon fibre trusses rod
  • 6 x 10mm Thumbscrews
  • 4 x 20mm Thumbscrews
  • 4 x Thumb-nuts

EF-BU Base Unit

  • EF-BU Base Unit
  • Statics Experiments

– EF-1.1 Forces
– EF-1.2 Moments
– EF-1.3a Beams
– EF-1.3bTrusses
– EF-1.4 Springs
– EF-1.5 Torsion

  • Dynamics Experiments

– EF-2.1 Friction
– EF-2.2 Simple Harmonic Motion
– EF-2.3 Rotational Friction
– EF-2.4 Potential and Kinetic Energy
– EF-2.5 Centrifugal and Centripetal Force

  • Mechanisms Experiments

– EF-3.1 Cam, Crank and Toggle
– EF-3.2 Simple Mechanisms
– EF-3.3 Additional Mechanisms
– EF-3.4 Bar Linkages

  • Kinematics

– EF-4.1 Pulleys
– EF-4.2 Gears
– EF-4.3 Drive Systems

  • Strength of Materials

– EF-5.1 Tensile Tester

  • Options

– EF-WS Workstation

  • 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: 0.02m³ 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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