Shear Force Diagram :
Shear Force Diagram
Shear Force Diagram consists of a beam
mounted on two supports which is subjected to point loads. The beam is
cut at one point. At that point there is a lowfriction hinge with one
degree of freedom. The force gauge indicates the internal reaction
(shear force) at this point on the beam. An adjuster nut on the force
gauge is used to align the beam horizontally and balance out any
deflection. The reactions are determined from the static conditions of
equilibrium. To investigate the effect of the point loads in the beam,
it is notionally split into two segments. Applying the method of
sections, the internal forces and moments are plotted onto the two
segments and calculated by way of conditions of equilibrium.
Specification:
1. Investigation of shear force on beam mounted on 2 supports
2. Measurement of shear force in beam by lowfriction hinge with 1 degree of freedom
3. Position of hinge at 1/3 span
4. 2 bearing supports
5. Loading of beam by 1 to 3 point loads
6. Force gauge to indicate shear force
7. Adjuster nut for horizontal alignment of beam
8. Storage system to house the components
Technical Data:
Beam
 total length: 1000mm, span: 800mm
Shear force measuring range: 50…+50N
Weight set
 3x 1N (hangers), 12x 1N, 9x 5N
 max. weight load per hanger: 20N
