Shear Force in a Beam

This product helps students to understand how loads affect the bending moment in a beam.

This product includes a uniformly distributed load (UDL) that may be applied across the span of the beam for comparison of results with a single point load.

Learning Outcomes

  • Shear force at the cut due to a varying single point load
  • Shear force at the cut due to a moving single point load
  • Shear force at the cut due to a uniformly distributed load
  • Influence lines and superposition

Key Features

  • Unique beam ‘cut’ and load cell system for an accurate measurement of shear force
  • Includes multiple loads for many combinations of loads including uniformly distributed loads (UDLs)
  • Supplied with a storage tray to keep smaller items safe
  • Works with user-friendly software (VDAS®)
  • Direct reading of shear force at the ‘cut’ for quick and simple experiments
  • Complementary bending moment experiment available (STS2)
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