Beam Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagram Model MT 029

Statics observes the effect of forces on a rigid body, ignoring any possible deformations, which may occur in the process. The forces are in equilibrium. In reality, forces always produce an effect in the component, such as deformation. These effects are investigated in the science of the strength of materials. The methods applied in strength of materials serve to design components so that they cannot be deformed or destroyed by applied forces.

Item Description

* Application of the method of sections to determine internal reactions of the beam1
* Direct indication of shear force and bending moment at a section on the beam

Technical Specifications

[1] determination of shear force and bending moment on beam mounted on 2 supports
[2] measurement of shear force and bending moment in beam by low-friction hinge with 2 degrees of
[3] position of hinge at 1/3 span
[4] 2 bearing supports
[5] loading of beam by 1 to 3 point loads
[6] force gauges to indicate shear force and determine bending moment
[7] bending moment determined by force measurement and lever arm
[8] adjuster nuts for horizontal alignment of beam
[9] steel rule to determine positions of point loads

Technical Specifications
– total length: 1000mm
– span: 800mm
Measuring ranges
– bending moment via force gauge and lever arm
lever arm: 100mm
Force gauge: -100…+100N
bending moment: -10…+10Nm
– shear force: -50…+50N
– steel rule: 1000mm, graduations: 1mm