Continuous and Indeterminate Beams

This product provides a comprehensive set of experiments for the subject of beams and their support reactions and deflections.

Students apply loads to any position along the beams and measure the resulting reactions, deflections and moments. They use textbook beam equations to predict the results for any given load and compare the calculated results with the measured results. This helps confirm the reliability of the textbook equations and the accuracy of the experiment results.

Learning Outcomes

  • Principle of moments
  • Reactions for a point load along a simply supported beam
  • Reactions for a uniformly distributed load (UDL) on a simply supported beam
  • The principle of superposition
  • Influence Lines
  • Deflection of a simply supported beam
  • Reactions for a continuous beam
  • Reactions and moments of a propped cantilever
  • Reactions and moments of a fixed beam
  • The effect of a sinking support
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Key Features

  • Comprehensive range of experiments in both statically determinate and statically indeterminate beams
  • Fits to the Structures platform for ergonomic use and space-saving storage
  • Supplied with a storage tray to keep smaller items safe
  • Includes additional masses for experiments with a uniformly distributed load (UDL)
  • Includes Vernier caliper for beam cross-section measurement
  • Works with user-friendly software (VDAS®)
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