## Bending Moments

The course teaches students about the relationships between applied loads and the resulting bending distortion. The kit is complete with full curriculum, 4 separate worksheets, guided notes and instructor information.

#### Learning objectives/experiments:

• Bending moment at the cut due to a varying single point load
• Bending moment at the cut due to a moving single point load
• Bending moment at the cut due to a uniformly distributed load
• Bending moment at the cut due to a point load and uniformly distributed load in superposition

## Bending Stress

This course teaches students about the principle of bending stress, by applying varying loads to a beam and recording their results. The kit is complete with full curriculum, 4 separate worksheets, guided notes and instructor information.

#### Learning objectives/experiments:

• Stress and strain relationship
• Strain gauges as instruments
• Finding the neutral axis by experiment and calculation
• Quarter, hall and full Wheatstone bridge applications, with advantages and disadvantages

## Deflection of Beams

This course allows students to utilise a range of beams in order to understand the elastic properties of beams and cantilevers. The kit is complete with full curriculum, 5 separate worksheets, guided notes and instructor information.

#### Learning objectives/experiments:

• Beam bending formula
• Deflection due to point loads and UDL’s
• How beam fixings affect deflection of: Simply supported beams, Fixed or ‘encastre’ beams, Cantilever beams, Propped Cantilever
• Shape of a deflected beam
• Beam length and deflection
• Beam material and deflection - the elastic (Young’s) modulus
• Beam cross-section and deflection - the Second Moment of Area (‘1’ value) - and material stiffness

## Simply Supported Beams

This module allows students to investigate the effects of forces generated in simple beam structures through a structured sequence of practical investigations. The kit is complete with full curriculum, 5 separate worksheets, guided notes and instructor information.

#### Learning objectives/experiments:

• Reactions due to point loads
• Reactions due to UDL’s
• Reactions due to overhangs
• Reactional force change due to varying distance between supports

## Shear Force

This course teaches students the principle of Shear Force by applying loads on hangers to a suspended beam in varying situations. Using a load cell to take measurements, students can plot their results. The kit is complete with full curriculum, 4 separate worksheets, guided notes and instructor information.

#### Learning objectives/experiments:

• Shear force at the cut due to a varying single point load
• Shear force at the cut due to a moving single point load
• Shear force at the cut due to a uniformly distributed load
• Shear force at the cut due to a point load and uniformly distributed load in superposition

## Pin Jointed Frameworks

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. The kit is complete with full curriculum, separate worksheets, guided notes and instructor information.

#### Learning objectives/experiments:

• Method of joints
• Method of sections
• Bow notation’s
• Principle of superposition for multiple loads redundancy