Beam is a structural member used to withstand load primarily by resisting bending. Internally beam experiences compressive, shear and tensile stresses.
The equipment is used for measurement of deflections and slopes of a beam under bending and compare with values calculated by differential equation and Area Moment Method. The beam has two adjustable height end supports with an interchangeable knife edges and a cantilever end clamp. Load hangers are used for point loads and a number of weights are used for uniform load. Deflections and slopes are measured by dial gauges.