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Structures Experiments:
Bending Moments in a Beam
Shear Force in a Beam
Deflection of Beams and Cantilevers
Bending Stress in a Beam
Torsional Deflection of Circular Sections
Unsymmetrical Bending and Shear Centre
Pin-Jointed Frameworks
Three-Pinned Arch
Two-Pinned Arch
Fixed Arch
Buckling of Struts
Continuous and Indeterminate Beams
Curved Bars and Davits
Plastic Bending of Beams
Plastic Bending of Portals
Redundant Truss
Frame Deflections and Reactions
Simple Suspension Bridge
Bending Moments in a Portal Frame
Ancillary Equipment:
Structures Test Frame
Digital Force Display
Automatic Data Acquisition Unit
Virtual Experimentation Pack

Continuous and Indeterminate Beams

Teaching Product Ref STR13
Continuous and indeterminate beams teaching equipment Continuous and indeterminate beams software
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Virtual Experiment
TecQuipment's Continuous and Indeterminate Beams teaching apparatus enables a range of laboratory, classroom and computer-based experiments for civil, mechanical and structural engineering students investigating beams and beam behaviour, from simple cases to complex beam problems.

Experiments include:
Reactions of a simply supported beam
Reactions of a two-span continuous beam
Reactions and fixing moments of a fixed beam and a propped cantilever
Reaction and fixing moment of a propped cantilever with a sinking support
Relationship between load and deflection for beams and cantilevers

TecQuipment's Continuous and Indeterminate Beams structures teaching hardware is a highly versatile piece of laboratory equipment with many possible experiment configurations.

The teaching hardware includes a rigid beam and a flexible beam, a backboard and three load cell piers which measure vertical reactions.

To perform beam experiments, students mount the beams on the load cells in various arrangements, and load the beams. Two of the load cells have knife-edge supports, while the third load cell can clamp the beam or allow it to rest on a knife edge. To measure beam deflection, students traverse a digital indicator on the backboard along the beams. The backboard also has a mechanism which measures the fixing moment of a propped cantilever or fixed beam.

The Continuous and Indeterminate Beams structures teaching hardware includes a rule, a vernier, leads to connect to a Digital Force Display (STR1a), knife-edge hangers, a student guide and a lecturer guide.

The Continuous and Indeterminate Beams Virtual Experiments Software enables computer simulation of experiments working with or without the Structures teaching hardware. It expands the scope of experimentation beyond the limits of the hardware, allowing students to visualise, tabulate and graph data, reducing the time required for students to obtain, process and present results.

It enables students to apply uniformly distributed loads to the beam, edit the cross-sectional shape of the beam and Young's modulus of the material. During experiments, the software displays theoretical force and deflection diagrams. This allows students to realistically, efficiently and conveniently investigate and compare the properties of a wide selection of beam types under varying applied loads.

The virtual experiments software is available in a variety of multi-user and networked options, as well as single-user format.

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