AFME017 Three Hinged Arch
This equipment is for mechanical engineering department or mechanics engineering department in university, it’s for Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics, Solid Mechanics major and other mechanics related department.
This equipment is used for measurement of horizontal abutment thrust for symmetrical and unsymmetrical three hinged arch using a combination of concentrated and distributed loading. It is to be used with Universal Structural Frame (separately supplied).
The metal alloy arch is hinged at the middle with symmetrical and unsymmetrical spans. One end is hinged while the other has bearings on a horizontal force support with means of applying horizontal abutment thrust using a pulley and a load hanger. The center hinge has a needle roller bearing. A two-roller load and weights for uniform load distribution are provided.
Instruction manual is also included.
Demonstration of the characteristics of a three-pinned arch
Examination of the relationship between applied loads and horizontal thrust
Comparison of behavior to simplified theory
Bottom with adjustable rubber to adjust the height.
The total weight is less than 200kgs.
Working environment: -10℃~40℃， Humidity<85%