ASTR3 Shear Force in a Beam

ASTR3 Shear Force in a Beam


The experiment hardware is a simply supported beam with a ‘cut’. The beam fits onto a Multi Structures Test Frame (ASTR1, available separately).
A mechanism bridges the cut, which stops the beam collapsing and allows movement in the shear direction only. An electronic load cell measures the force, and connects to a Multi-Channel Digital Transducer Display (ASTR1a, available separately). Students apply loads at set positions using hangers holding various masses.


● Shows and proves the basic theory of shear force in a beam
● High-quality structures teaching module for students of mechanical, civil and structural engineering
● Allows safe and practical experiments into shear force 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 STR2000 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