Pin-Jointed Frameworks

This product helps students to understand the forces and deflections in four popular pin-jointed frameworks, due to
a load. Students use a load cell to measure and add loads to each of a choice of four frameworks, held on supports.
Strain gauges on each member of the framework measure the forces due to the load. A precision digital indicator measures the deflection of each framework.

Learning Outcomes

  • Introduction to Bow’s notation
  • Strain gauges as instruments
  • Forces and deflections in different frameworks
  • The Warren truss
  • Simple & advanced cantilever trusses
  • Wind loads on a roof truss

Features

  • One of a range of experiment modules that teach structures principles
  • Fits to the Structures platform for ergonomic use and space-saving storage
  • One of a range of experiment modules that teach structures principles
  • Fits to the Structures platform for ergonomic use and space-saving storage
  • Interchangeable square section structural members to allow easy construction of four different frameworks
  • Strain gauge amplifier and multiple strain gauges for measurement of force in each member of the trusses
  • Simplified versions of realistic structures to give students an understanding of real-life structures
  • Additional load cell available for multiple experiments
  • Supplied with storage trays to keep members and smaller items safe
  • Works with user-friendly software (VDAS®)

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Essential Ancillaries:

  • Structures Platform (STS1)

Optional Ancillary:

  • Additional load cell for secondary loading (STS8a)
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