This kit allows students to apply loads in different places on the pin joint framework to explore the tension and compression forces within each structure member. 6 load cells on each of the 6 structure members is connected directly to an LCD display for the output and to the USB inference for data acquisition.
Zero buttons next to the LCD display allows for student to zero the load cell output and setup the experiment each time
Two hanging positions allow for students to explore the idea of redundancy in frameworks and how load is transmitted through the system. A magnetic pulley allows for students to apply angled loads as well. Students will learn to analysis the structure members using method of joints and method of sections, while using Bow’s notation.
• Method of joints
• Method of sections
• Bow notation’s
• Principle of superposition for multiple loads redundancy