Forces in a Jib Crane Apparatus (SMT-MM-01)

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Tensile and compressive forces in a planar central force
system based on the example of a crane jib.
Integrated spring balances in the bars
Stainless steel retaining bar
Handles to aid transportation
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This Apparatus represents a planar central force system in which multiple forces act on a single
point of application. Based on the example of a crane jib, forces are determined graphically
and experimentally: resultant cable force, tensile force, compressive force. The directions and
magnitudes of the forces are determined graphically by way of a force parallelogram. A bar
of adjustable length and a chain make up the crane jib, which is attached by adjustable clamp
elements to a retaining bar. A variety of jib forms can be created. Loads are applied to the
crane jib. The occurring bar forces are indicated by integrated spring balances.