Roof Truss Apparatus Model MT 091

Sci-tech Roof Truss Apparatus Model MT 091 is used to measure the deformation in elements of roof truss. Whenever a load is applied to a roof truss, its members undergo a strain.

Sci-tech Roof Truss Apparatus Model MT 091 consists of a base structure which provides the support locations for the roof truss. Three metallic elements form a roof truss in a triangular shape. Load is applied from the top of the roof truss structure via a hanger. Each member has a dial gauge connected to it which shows the deformation produced due to applied load in each member.

Item Description

This unit consists of a base structure which provides the support locations for the roof truss. Three metallic elements form a roof truss in a triangular shape. Load is applied from the top of the roof truss structure via a hanger. Each member has a dial gauge connected to it which shows the deformation produced due to applied load in each member.

This apparatus is used to measure the deformation in elements of roof truss. Whenever a load is applied to a roof truss, its members undergo a strain.

Technical Specifications

– Evaluation of co-planar forces in the struts and tie of a basic roof truss

– Effect of changing tie bar length

– The apparatus consists of two rafter struts and a restraining tie mounted on a self contained, bench top base

– Both struts and tie incorporate linear, direct reading spring balances to measure forces

– Loading at the hinged apex by load hanger

– The tie length, and hence angle of truss, variable

– Struts and tie re-adjustable to original lengths

– An instruction manual for student and lecturer provided

– Set of weights