Bestech Australia presents the P.A. Hilton HST7 Deflection of Frame designed to provide a comparison of experimental results with analytical results derived using Castigliano’s theorem and Simpson’s Rule.
The HST7 Deflection of Frames also studies the load, horizontal reactions, deflections and sway in portal frames.
A rectangular portal frame and ‘S’ frame made from solid steel section are provided within the HST7 Deflection of Frame with an expansive range of fixed, pinned or simple supports to enable each frame to be set up in the HST1 Universal Frame and Stand and be loaded horizontally as well as vertically. The portal frame pivots on a knife edge at one end, whilst the other end moves freely on a track plate against a load cell, horizontally.
The horizontal reactions are monitored by an integral load cell, which is within the track plate and its output fed into a HDA200 interface. Dial gauges are used to measure the frame deflection and sway whilst load hangers, calibrated weights, cords and pulleys are provided for loading in both directions to the frames.
The P.A. Hilton HST7 Deflection of Frame comes with a comprehensive instruction manual for lecturers and students, giving full details on proper assembly, correct operation procedures as well as example results to corroborate achieved results. All necessary tools and parts are also provided by Bestech Australia.
The HST7 Deflection of Frame is available in Australia and New Zealand solely from Bestech Australia.