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Strut Column Buckling Apparatus (SMT-SM-06)
Touch LCD with GUI Interface for better
monitoring and accurate measurement of Plant
Investigation of all relevant buckling cases.
Verification of Euler’s theory of buckling.
Experiments in the horizontal or vertical
Test bars with different lengths made of
Test bars pinned or fixed.
Spindle for applying forces.
Lateral load mechanism generates shear forces.
Measurement of lateral deflection with a dial
Allows safe and practical experiments into
buckling of struts
Storage system for parts.
ESOLS DAQ Software for monitoring and
This Apparatus is used to find the loss of stability which is also known as buckling. The bar
axis laterally deflects under the effect of compressive forces and with increasing load until it
suddenly and violently fails, just before the fracture strength is reached. The stresses in the
bar are often still in the elastic region. In this Apparatus, a bar is clamped or supported at
both ends in the experimental unit, depending on the buckling case. A height-adjustable
loading member and a hand-operated spindle are used to apply a compressive force to the
bar. An axial support between the spindle and bar support prevents torsional stress on the
test bar. This Apparatus demonstrate how various factors such as bar length, material and
support type affect the buckling behaviour. Additional shear forces can be generated on the
test bar by means of a lateral load mechanism.
The unit has Touch LCD display for visualization of process and the measurements. The Unit
is also connected to Software for computer connectivity and data analysis. The Touch screen
and computer software is included in the package.