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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

Bending Moments in a Beam

Teaching Product Ref STR2
Bending moments in a beam teaching equipment Bending moments in a beam teaching software
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Virtual Experiment
TecQuipment's Bending Moments in a Beam teaching apparatus enables a range of laboratory, classroom and computer-based experiments for civil, mechanical and structural engineering students. It provides clear visualisation and straightforward proof of the theory of bending moments in a beam.

Experiments include:
Bending moment variation at the point of loading
Variation of bending moment away from the point of loading
Examination of various other loading cases, including loads traversing the beam

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.

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