SM-1412 Column Buckling

The bench top unit is used for studying buckling on struts under various end conditions. A type of failure that is sometimes overlooked for a body subject to compressive load is that due to instability, called buckling.

The unit Column Buckling Apparatus consists of two vertical columns where load is applied by a screw via a sliding guide in a ball bushing. Pivot support is a wedge on a V-notch and built-in support is a cylinder in a socket. Load on the strut is measured by a load cell and deflection is measured by a  dial gauge. Side loading is by a weight hanger and weights. Height of loading beam is Adjustable to accommodate different strut lengths.

Description

The bench top unit is used for studying buckling on struts under various end conditions. A type of failure that is sometimes overlooked for a body subject to compressive load is that due to instability, called buckling.

The unit Column Buckling Apparatus consists of two vertical columns where load is applied by a screw via a sliding guide in a ball bushing. Pivot support is a wedge on a V-notch and built-in support is a cylinder in a socket. Load on the strut is measured by a load cell and deflection is measured by a  dial gauge. Side loading is by a weight hanger and weights. Height of loading beam is Adjustable to accommodate different strut lengths.