Reactions of Simply Supported Bems Essay
TITLE OF EXPERIMENT:
REACTIONS OF SIMPLY SUPPORTED BEAMS
13TH OF AUGUST 2008.
I) TO DETERMINE THE REACTIONS RA AND RB FOR A BEAM SIMPLY SUPPORTED AT ITS ENDS
II) TO DETERMINE THE VALUES OF RA AND RB AS A GIVEN LOAD MOVES FROM ONE END OF A SIMPLY SUPPORTED BEAM TO THE OTHER
• Two spring balances. • A steel beam of hollow section. • Load hanger. • Load / weights ranging from 2kg to 10kg. • Meter rule. • Inextensible cord.
A beam with a constant height and width is said to be prismatic. When a beam’s width or …show more content…
Next, the load hanger weight was placed directly under the spring balance A and the two spring balances read. A 8kg weight was put on the load – hanger and the spring balances read. It was then (i.e. the load) was then put (transferred) to the next 100mm.
TABLE OF RESULTS
|WEIGHT |REACTION A |REACTION B |
| |RA |RB |
|(KG) |(N) |(KG) |(N) |(KG) |(N) |
|0 |0 |0 |0 |0 |0 |
|2 |20 |1 |10 |1 |10 |