Frame Deflections and Reactions
Description of Frame Deflections and Reactions
The experiment hardware fits onto a Structures Test Frame. The hardware includes two rectangular portal frames with the same dimensions. However, one of the frames has a constant second moment of area, while the other has one leg with a smaller second moment of area. Students clamp each leg of one of the portal frames to supports attached to the test frame. They then load the top of the portal frame using masses on a hanger. Students use the results of moments and reactions to plot bending moment diagrams. They compare the bending moment diagrams, the direction of sway to theoretical calculations. They then repeat the experiment using the other portal frame. The lecturer guide provides details of the equipment including sample experiment results. The student guide describes how to use the equipment and gives experiment procedures.
Experiments of Frame Deflections and Reactions
Standard Features of Frame Deflections and Reactions
Specifications of Frame Deflections and Reactions