SV301 – Shear Force in a Beam

 

SV301 – Shear Force in a Beam

The experiment Shear Force in a Beam allows the experimental investigation of the internal shear force of a simply supported beam under different point loads.

This experiment has the following properties:

  • Split beam allows the internal shear force at the split to be measured
  • Up to 3kg of point loads can be applied to the beam across three movable weight hangers
  • Adjustable simple supports

Description

The beam used in this experiment has been split in two sections and then re-joined to allow the shear force to be measured at the point the beam has been split.

The connection of the two sections of beam allow it to be adjusted so that the sections are parallel and level, using the supplied level, while allowing the beam to be deflect under load.

The split beam rests on two simple supports, one at each end. Each beam section rests on a roller that is free to rotate allowing the beam to move as it deflects.

The simple supports are fixed laterally through slots in two universal frame mounts allowing the position of the simple support to be adjusted. The side plate of each support can be used as a pointer against the tape measure fixed to each beam section, allowing the position of the supports relative to the split to be recorded.

Point loads are applied to the beam through three extended weight hangers and three 1000g slotted weight hangers. The extended weight hangers can be moved along the length of the beam allowing many different loading conditions to be explored.

Like the simple supports the extended weight hangers have a pointer that can be used against the tape measure fixed to each beam section, allowing the position of the supports relative to the split to be recorded.

Technical Specifications

  • Long Split Beam: 550mm
  • Short Split Beam: 350mm
  • Beam Total Length: 900mm
  • Measurement Type at Beam Split: Shear Force
  • Instrument Level Sensitivity: 60 seconds per 2mm division
  • 2 x Universal Frame Mounts
  • 2 x Sliding Simple Supports
  • 3 x 1000 g Weight Hangers
  • 3 x Extended Weight Hangers 24g
  • 1 x Instrument Level
  • 1 x 300 mm Steel Rule
  • 2 x Detent Pins
  • Split Beam Connecting Hardware
  • Universal Frame Mounting Hardware

Features & Benefits

  • Split beam allows the internal shear force at the split to be measured
  • Up to 3kg of point loads can be applied to the beam across three movable weight hangers
  • Adjustable simple supports
  • Supplied with Armfield structures software as standard

Downloads

  • Creation of shear force diagram
  • Shear force variation with varying point loads, load positions and load arrangements
  • Effect of various other loading cases and their effect on shear force

  • Shear force
  • Strain
  • Stress
  • Young’s modulus
  • Shear force diagrams (SFD)
  • Verification of equilibrium of vertical forces and moments

  • 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

  • SV301: Shear Force in a Beam
  • SV100: Bench Mounted Frame (Sold separately)
  • SV101: Structures Interface Unit (Sold separately)

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