Beam on Two Supports: Bending Moment Diagram WP 962

Beam on Two Supports: Bending Moment Diagram

Type: WP 962
Name: Beam on Two Supports: Bending Moment Diagram
Technical Description

  WP 962 consists of a beam mounted on two supports which is subjected to point loads. The beam is cut at one point. At that point there is a low-friction hinge with one degree of freedom. The bending moment occurring at the section is recorded by a force gauge acting on a fixed lever arm. An adjuster nut on the force gauge is used to align the beam horizontally and balance out any lowering.
  The reactions are determined from the static conditions of equilibrium. To investigate the effect of the point loads in the beam, it is notionally split into two segments. Applying the method of sections, the internal forces and moments are plotted onto the two segments and calculated by way of conditions of equilibrium.

Learning Objectives / Experiments
- calculation of the reactions arising from the static conditions of
- application of the method of sections to calculate the internal
  * under a point load 
  * under multiple point loads
- calculation of the bending moment curve 
- comparison of calculated and measured bending moment values
* Application of the method of sections to determine
  the bending moment
Available accessories
WP 300.09 -- Laboratory Trolley
Alternative products
WP 960 -- Beam on 2 Supports: Shear Force & Bending Moment Diagrams
Specification [1] investigation of bending moment on beam mounted on 2 supports
[2] indication of bending moment in beam by low-friction hinge with 1 degree of freedom
[3] position of hinge at 1/3 span
[4] 2 bearing supports 
[5] loading of beam by 1 to 3 point loads
[6] force gauge and lever arm to indicate bending moment
[7] adjuster nut for horizontal alignment of beam
[8] storage system to house the components
  Technical Data

- total length: 1000mm, span: 800mm
Bending moment measuring range: -10...+10Nm

- 3x 1N (hangers), 12x 1N, 9x 5N
- max. load per hanger: 20N

Dimensions and Weight

LxWxH: 1400x320x600mm
Weight: approx. 35kg

LxWxH: 1170x480x178mm (storage system)

Weight: approx. 12kg (storage system)

Scope of Delivery 1 experimental unit, 1 set of loads, 1 steel rule, 1 storage system with foam inlay, 1 set of instructional material Order Details 020.96200  WP 962  Beam on Two Supports:
                                  Bending Moment Diagram