The unit allows to study the buckling of pieces of different lengths, ranging from 300 mm. to 625 mm, to which different support conditions can be applied:
Pin-joined end conditions.
Rigidly fixed end conditions.
One end pinned and the other fixed.
To carry out the practical exercises correctly, it is very important to apply the force with an only axial component. For that purpose, the unit has a differential screw placed at one end, which allows the system compression.
To measure the compression force exerted on the structure, there is a system composed of an elastic ring whose deformation is measured.
The compression force will be directly proportional to the deformation registered in a dial gauge