Description of Deflection of Frame
A 'rectangular' Portal frame and an 'S' frame made from rectangular solid steel section are provided with a range of fixed or pinned ends and simple supports to enable each frame to be set up in the Universal Frame and Stand and loaded horizontally and vertically. One end of the portal frame pivots on a knife edge, while the other end is free to move horizontally on a track plate against a load cell.
Horizontal reactions are monitored using the integral load cell within the track plate and its output fed into the Interface Deflection of Frame and sway is measured using the dial gauges supplied. Load hangers, calibrated weights, cords and pulleys are provided to apply vertical and/or horizontal loading to the frames.
Experimental Capabilities of Deflection of Frame
Specification of Deflection of Frame