Bridge Set - ME-6991

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Overview

The Bridge Set contains the materials for building larger trusses and bridges, as well as a flexible Road Bed and Car for studying dynamic loading as the car traverses the bridge.

Containing double the number of I-beams, connectors and screws as the Truss Set, the Bridge Set allows you to go beyond simple structures. The included yellow cord and cord locks serve as cable or cross bracing.

The flexible road bed and car provide the opportunity to move from static load analysis to dynamic load analysis as you "drive" the car across your bridge. The included masses are easily added to the car to explore additional scenarios.

As with all Structures Systems, Load Cells (sold separately) can be placed anywhere in the structure, allowing you to measure tension and compression forces at that point.

The Bridge Set includes a total of 120 I-beams and all necessary connectors.

Typical Applications

Example structures using just the Truss Set:

  • Warren with Verticals (4 feet long)
  • Waddell 'A' Truss Set
  • Large Deck Truss

Easy to construct!

  • Fit the I-beams into the connectors
  • Secure the beams with thumb screws
  • Thumb screws are also slotted for use with a screwdriver

How It Works

Build larger and more complex bridges:

The Bridge Set includes 120 I-beams of varying sizes for investigating a number of fundamental bridge structures, plus a Road Bed and Car for studying dynamic loading. Add cables to your bridge designs with the cord and cord locks supplied.

Add measurements to your system: 

Load Cells provide you the means to accurately measure tension and compression in real-time—anywhere in your structure! You build the Load Cell right into your structure where you want it—and easily relocate it without disassembling the entire structure.

Collect data on your choice of interfaces:

Load cells connect to a load cell amplifier which can then be connected to any current PASCO interface.

Buying Guide

406755
ME-6992B
Advanced Structures Set
Expand Your Set
Advanced Structures Set   ME-6992B
57670
PS-2199
Load Cell and Amplifier Set
1
57671
PS-2200
100 N Load Cell
1
57672
PS-2198
PASPORT Load Cell Amplifier
1
Add Measurement Capabilities
Load Cell and Amplifier Set   PS-2199
100 N Load Cell   PS-2200
PASPORT Load Cell Amplifier   PS-2198
58500
ME-7589
Large Slotted Mass Set (2 kg Set)
1
57881
ME-7566
Large Slotted Mass Set
1
1607
SE-8759
Hooked Mass Set
1
Add a Mass Set
Large Slotted Mass Set (2 kg Set)   ME-7589
Large Slotted Mass Set   ME-7566
Hooked Mass Set   SE-8759
58434
PS-2204
PASPORT Displacement Sensor
1
Add Sensors
PASPORT Displacement Sensor   PS-2204
57926
ME-6993
Truss Set Members
1
57927
ME-6994
Truss Set Screws
1
57928
ME-6995
Road Bed Spares
1
57929
ME-6996
Cord Lock Spares
1
57930
ME-6997
Full Round and xyz Connector Spares
1
58437
ME-6998A
Axle Spares
1
58439
ME-6999A
Angle Connector Spares
1
60287
ME-7002
Connector Spares
1
Replacement Parts
Truss Set Members   ME-6993
Truss Set Screws   ME-6994
Road Bed Spares   ME-6995
Cord Lock Spares   ME-6996
Full Round and xyz Connector Spares   ME-6997
Axle Spares   ME-6998A
Angle Connector Spares   ME-6999A
Connector Spares   ME-7002

Interface Required

To use this product you need a PASCO interface. 

New to probeware or have questions about  sensors or interfaces? Contact Teacher and Technical Support.  We're here to help!

Software Required

This product requires or recommends PASCO software for data collection and analysis. Either SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used.