The high-quality Bending Moments in a Beam experiment module consists of a simply supported beam 'cut' by a pivot.
To perform Bending Moments in a Beam experiments, students apply loads along the beam. A moment arm bridges the cut on to a load cell thus reacting (and measuring) the bending moment force.
Students read the forces created using a Digital Force Display (STR1a).
Includes weights, weight hangers, electronic load cell, a lecturer guide and a student guide.
The Bending Moments in a Beam 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 also provides greater versatility and scope when applying loads to the beam and, to further aid understanding, the software displays a bending moment diagram during experiments.
The Virtual Experiments Software is available in a variety of multi-user and networked options, as well as single-user format.