- Shows the relationship between distances and forces in rigid beams and levers
- Includes rigid beam, bell crank lever, spring balances, pully, hangers and weights
- Work panel and curriculum available separately
This kit includes a rigid beam for experiments in the principle of moments, extending to levers and beams. It shows the three main lever types (1st, 2nd and 3rd order) and includes an L shape plate for experiments in bell crank levers. A pulley allows extra experiments with moments caused by oblique forces. The rigid beam allows experiments that show the use of moments to find unknown weights, creating simple beam balances. It also works with spring balances to show reaction forces on beams with point loads and uniformly distributed loads (UDLs). Worksheets, guidance notes and lecturer notes (with answers) needed for typical experiments are supplied with the work panel.
Essential base unit and kit must be ordered separately.
Learning objectives/experiments include:
- Principle of moments
- Beam balances
- 1st, 2nd and 3rd order levers
- Bell crank lever
- Beam reactions