Demonstration of the action of shear in a beam; measurement of shear force at a section of a loaded beam; verify equilibrium of vertical forces.
The bench mounted apparatus consists of a 'shear beam', 2 supports and 3 load hangers.
The load hangers mountable in virtually any position along the beam.
The 'shear beam' of two parts, joined at a low friction joint. Internal forces created, and bending moment resisted by an underslung adjustable tension spring: an overhung spring balance provides the vertical shearing force.
An Instruction manual for student and lecturer provided