Medical Equipment

Strut Column Buckling Apparatus (SMT-SM-06)

  • 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.