Description of Bending Stress in a Beam
A standalone experiment for determining the bending stresses and strains across the surface of a T-beam. An inverted aluminium T-beam is mounted between two simple supports on knife edges. The load onto the T-beam is applied using a fine screw jack mechanism with integral load cell. The load cell arrangement and supports create a three (3) point loading.
A number of precision strain gauges are arranged on the T-beam specimen. These strain gauges are paired with temperature compensation dummy gauges for output stability. Each strain gauge pair is numbered for accurate connection to the Interface
Experimental Capabilities of Bending Stress in a Beam
Specification of Bending Stress in a Beam