HFC31 Combined Shear Force and Bending Moment apparatus
This compact bench top unit allows the observation and analysis of both Shear Force and Bending Moment within one unit.
A rigid, aluminium beam is cut into two unequal lengths, creating a ‘cut’ section. Each beam is then simply supported on vertical supports. Each support can be moved along the beam section length creating varied support positions. At the ‘cut’ section, a deep groove ball bearing in one beam runs within a block in the other beam. This allows for both vertical movement (shear) and rotation (bending) to occur.