SV501 – Plastic Bending of Beams

 

SV501 – Plastic Bending of Beams

The experiment plastic bending of beams allows the experimental investigation of how beams behave when placed under a vertical load that causes plastic bending.

This experiment has the following properties:

  • Assembly of a simply supported, propped cantilever or encastre beam set-up
  • 3 different beam specimens with additional spare beam kits available
  • Load cell assembly for applying vertical loading
  • Linear scale to measure the deflection of the beam at the point of loading

Supplied with Armfield structures software as standard

Description

The beam specimens are made from steel and are 20mm wide with a thickness of 5mm.

The supports can be used in either a fixed configuration where the clamping plate holds the beam in place, simulating a fixed support.

By removing the clamping plate, the support can be used to simulate a simple support.

The external force is applied to the beam via the load cell assembly.

The load cell assembly applies force by applying a deflection to the beam, the load cell measures the force applied to the beam to achieve that amount of deflection. An external force of up to 500N can be applied and measured by the load cell assembly.

Technical Specifications

  • Beam Specimens
  • Material: BS EN 10025-2 S275JR
  • σy = 235 MPa
  • E = 210 GPa
  • 3 x Beam Dimensions = 20mm x 5mm x 800mm
  • 1 x Fixed Support
  • 1 x Roller Support
  • 1 x DTI Holder Assembly
  • 1 x Linear Scale
  • 1 x Load Cell Assembly
  • Force Range: 0 – 500N
  • Voltage Range: 0 – 5V
  • Linear Scale Connecting Hardware
  • Measurable Range: 100mm
  • Resolution: 0.01mm
  • Universal Frame Mounting Hardware

Features & Benefits

  • Assembly of a simply supported, propped cantilever or encastre beam set-up
  • Supplied with 3 different beam specimens with additional spare beam kits available
  • Supplied with Armfield structures software as standard

Downloads

  • Elastic bending to plastic deformation of a mild steel beam
  • Formation of plastic ‘Hinges’
  • How beam fixings affect deformation of Simply Supported, Encastre and Propped Cantilever Beams
  • Yield stress

  • Plastic Modulus
  • Plastic Moment
  • Plastic Collapse
  • Plastic Hinging of Beams
  • Simply Supported Beam
  • Propped Cantilever Beam
  • Encastre Beam

  • Storage temperature: -10°C to +70°C
  • Operating temperature range: +10°C to +50°C
  • Operating relative humidity range: 0 to 95%, non-condensing

SV100: Bench Mounted Frame
SV101: Structures Interface Unit

Electrical supply:

110/120V, 60Hz
220/240V, 50Hz

  • SV100: Bench Mounted Frame
  • SV101: Structures Interface Unit
  • PC with a USB port, running Windows 7 or above

PACKED AND CRATED SHIPPING SPECIFICATIONS

Volume: 0.1m³
Gross Weight: 25kg

Length: 1.176m

Width: 0.392m

Height: 0.922m

  • SV501: Plastic Bending of Beams
  • SV100: Bench Mounted Frame (Sold separately)
  • SV101: Structures Interface Unit (Sold separately)

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