The HFC1 Reaction of Beams Apparatus is teaching equipment designed for performing experiments and demonstrations on simply supported beams. It enables students to gain a practical understanding and determine the reaction of forces in supports of the beam under various loadings.
The equipment consists of a ‘U’ channel beam suspended by load stirrups and two spring balances that act as supports. It is supplied with a full set of weights and hangers to support experimental procedures. The experiments that can be done on the unit help the students to study the laws related to force, balance, spring balance, point loadings such as measuring loads and moments lever, validation of the principle of equilibrium.