MTP Torsion and Bend Unit
The Torsion and Bend Unit, "MTP", is a combined apparatus for the demonstration of both torsion and bend to be used in the laboratory or as a complement of the theoretical study about torsion and bend.
The Torsion and Bend Unit, "MTP", is a combined apparatus for the demonstration of both torsion and bend to be used in the laboratory or as a complement of the theoretical study about torsion and bend. Its size and weight facilitate its transport and make it ideal to develop the practical exercises.
It consists of two transverse guides on which the beam supports slide. The supports can be placed different distances apart, thus the student can check the effect produced by this variation in the deformations of the beam subjected to flexion or torsion efforts.
In flexion experiments, the student will be able to calculate the Elasticity Modulus of different materials, demonstrating the relation load deformation.
In torsion experiments, the student will also be able to check the relation load-deformation and get the Rigidity Modulus of different materials.
The test pieces used for flexion experiments are made of stainless steel with different rectangular cross sections. Therefore, circular section test pieces of different materials can be used.
The test pieces used for torsion experiments are made of different materials and with circular cross sections, what will allow the student to compare the Rigidity Modulus of different materials.
A dial gauge with its assembly accessories is supplied to measure the beam deformations both in flexion and torsion experiments.
To complete the supply, a set of weights adequate for the unit is provided, with hooks adapted to each type of experiment.
Exercises and guided practices
GUIDED PRACTICAL EXERCISES INCLUDED IN THE MANUAL
- Study of the beams' flexion for different sections and lengths.
- Determination of the Elasticity Modulus for stainless steel.
- Study of the relation between the torsional moment, beam length and torsion angle of one shaft.
- Determination of the Rigidity Modulus for steel, bronze and aluminum.