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FT 200

- Permanent deformation of flat bars1
- Measurement of deformation forces


Technical Description

The experimental setup enables fundamental experimentation in the mechanics of deformation. Flat rods can be permanently deformed by means of a simple bending device. The necessary deformation work, e.g. to produce a 90° angle, is recorded in the experiment using a force measurement system. A range of different materials and bend radii can be investigated using this experiment. The experiments should be conducted in a workshop environment, as the bending device has to be clamped into a vice. A suitable force measuring device and a wide range of specimens are supplied.

The well-structured instructional material sets out the fundamentals and provides a step-by-step guide through the experiments.

Learning Objectives / Experiments
- deformation experiments on flat sections
- measurement of the deformation force
  * influence of bend radius, bend angle, material


[1] experimental setup for deformation experiments on flat sections
[2] bending device for insertion in a vice
[3] device to measure the deformation forces
[4] rotatable moulding to allow for 4 different bend radii
[5] deformation forces on the lever up to 200N

Technical Data

Bending device
- lever length: 500mm
Bend specimens
- cross-section: 10x6mm
- material: steel, copper, brass, aluminium
Force measuring device: 200N
Bend radii: R1, R2, R4, R8

Dimensions and Weight
LxWxH: 640x120x100mm
Weight: approx. 10kg

Scope of Delivery
1 bending device with lever and moulding
1 force measuring device
1 set of specimens
1 set of instructional material

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