Bridge Set

Product Code: ME-6991

Description

Contains the materials needed to build larger trusses and bridges, as well as a flexible Road Bed and Car for studying dynamic loading as the car traverses the bridge.  Even build rollercoasters!

Special cord locks allow tensioning of cord (cables) for cross-bracing. A flexible plastic road bed clips to the cross-beams and, using load cells, the tension and compression of each element can be displayed in real time.


Typical Applications

Example structures using just the Truss Set:

  • Warren with Verticals (4 feet long)
  • Waddell ‘A’ Truss Set
  • Large Deck Truss

Easy to construct!

  • Fit the I-beams into the connectors
  • Secure the beams with thumb screws
  • Thumb screws are also slotted for use with a screwdriver

How It Works

Build larger and more complex bridges:

The Bridge Set includes 120 I-beams of varying sizes for investigating a number of fundamental bridge structures, plus a Road Bed and Car for studying dynamic loading. Add cables to your bridge designs with the cord and cord locks supplied.

Add measurements to your system: 

Load Cells provide you the means to accurately measure tension and compression in real-time—anywhere in your structure! You build the Load Cell right into your structure where you want it—and easily relocate it without disassembling the entire structure.

Collect data on your choice of interfaces:

Load cells connect to a load cell amplifier which can then be connected to any current PASCO interface.


What’s Included

  • 16x I-beam #5 (16) 24 cm long
  • 36x I-beam #4 (36) 17 cm long
  • 36x I-beam #3 (36) 11.5 cm long
  • 16x I-beam #2 (16) 8 cm long
  • 16x I-beam #1 (16) 5.5 cm long
  • 28x Connectors
  • 150x Screws
  • 1x Flexible road bed (3 m)
  • 1x Track coupler
  • 24x Road bed clips
  • 1x Car with flag and mass
  • 1x Starter bracket
  • 32x Cord tensioing clips
  • 1x Yellow cord (1 roll)
  • 1x Instruction manual

 WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD!

Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


Supporting Documents

Bridge Set Manual English 1.38 MB