ASTR2 Bending Moments in a Beam

ASTR2 Bending Moments in a Beam


The experiment hardware is a simply supported beam ‘cut’ by a pivot. The beam fixes to the Multi Structures Test Frame (ASTR1, available separately). Students apply loads at set positions using hangers holding various masses. To stop the beam collapsing, a moment arm bridges the cut onto a load cell thus reacting (and measuring) the bending moment force. A Multi-Channel Digital Transducer Display (ASTR1a, available separately) displays forces during experiments.


● Shows and proves the basic theory of bending moments in a beam
● High-quality structures teaching module for students of mechanical, civil and structural engineering
● Allows safe and practical experiments into bending moments in a beam
● Realistic and verifiable experiment results
● Optional AII’s Structures Software package for extra ‘virtual’ experiments that simulate and confirm the results from your hardware and allow extended experiments
● Optional ASTR2000 unit with AII’s Structures Software package for automatic data acquisition and virtual experiments
● One of many interchangeable experiment modules from AII’s modern, flexible and costeffective Structures teaching system
● Ideal for classroom demonstrations, or students working in pairs or small groups