Accession Number:

ADD020106

Title:

Adjustable Flexure Loading Apparatus for Testing Long Span Beams

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 8 Sep 2003

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-09-08

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

An adjustable loading apparatus for supporting a long span beam in a flexure test by a load application device is disclosed. The apparatus includes an upper support structure, including an elongated support beam, at least one support bracket adjustably mountable along a longitudinal span thereof, and a saddle member selectively and pivotally mounted in at least one upper support bracket for engaging with a specimen under test. The upper support structure is positioned normal to the load application device and a lower support structure is positioned parallel and co-planar to the upper support structure. The lower support structure includes an elongated support beam, at least one spacing member adjustably mounted along a longitudinal span thereof, a lower support bracket adjustably mounted along a longitudinal span of the spacing member, and a saddle member selectively and pivotally mounted in the lower support bracket for engaging with a specimen under test. 3 figures

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE