Unsymmetrical Bending and Shear Center

This product helps students understand symmetrical and non-symmetrical bending of three different beam shapes, including an equal ‘L’, a ‘U’ and rectangular. It also finds the shear center of the channel (‘U’) beam.

This product includes a Vernier caliper for accurate measurements of the beam cross-sections.

Key Features

  • Includes specimen beams of three different cross-sectional shapes for increased experiment range
  • Two different study areas in one product: shear center and bending
  • High-resolution indicators for accurate measurements
  • Supplied with a storage tray to keep smaller items safe
  • Includes Vernier caliper to allow measurement of cross-section
  • Works with user-friendly software (VDAS®)
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Learning Outcomes

  • Show that shear center can be outside beam section boundaries
  • Shear center of an unsymmetrical section
  • Horizontal and vertical deflection in symmetrical and unsymmetrical sections at different loads and load angles
  • Using Mohr’s circle to fi nd principal axes and Second Moments of Area
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