Force Distribution System - ME-8093

Overview

The Force Distribution System allows students to measure the vertical forces on a beam as a ball rolls along the beam.

This System includes the ball, beam and screws for the force sensors as well as all the necessary rods and clamps.  The ME-8092 Force Distribution Apparatus contains just the beam, ball and screws.

The Force Distribution Apparatus was developed in cooperation with Professor Matt Ohland and the "Experimental Engineering in Real Time (EXPERT)" program at Clemson University.

Includes

  • Beam (1 m long) with attachment
  • Screws (for attaching Force Sensors)
  • Ball (10 cm diameter, 810 g mass)
  • Large Table Clamp (ME-9472) (2)
  • 45 cm Stainless Steel Rod (ME-8736)
  • 90 cm Stainless Steel Rod (ME-8738)
  • 120 cm Stainless Steel Rod (ME-8741)
  • Multi-Clamp (ME-9507) (2)
  • How It Works

    The position of the ball is tracked with a Motion Sensor. As the ball rolls down the beam, the force on one Force Sensor decreases as the force on the other Force Sensor increases. The data will clearly show that the sum of the forces remains constant. There are four different positions to attach the Force Sensors; at 5 cm, 25 cm, 75 cm, and 95 cm along the 100 cm long beam.

    Buying Guide

    1346
    ME-9472
    Large Table Clamp
    2
    1392
    ME-8736
    45 cm Stainless Steel Rod
    1
    1808
    ME-8738
    90 cm Stainless Steel Rod
    1
    1809
    ME-8741
    120 cm Stainless Steel Rod
    1
    420679
    ME-9507
    Multi-Clamp
    2
    Required

    These parts all come with the Force Distribution System but not with the Force Distribution Apparatus.

    Large Table Clamp (2 required)   ME-9472
    45 cm Stainless Steel Rod   ME-8736
    90 cm Stainless Steel Rod   ME-8738
    120 cm Stainless Steel Rod   ME-8741
    Multi-Clamp (2 required)   ME-9507
    1506
    PS-2104
    PASPORT Force Sensor
    2
    1505
    PS-2103A
    PASPORT Motion Sensor
    1
    Add Measurement Capabilities
    PASPORT Force Sensor (2 required)   PS-2104
    PASPORT Motion Sensor   PS-2103A

    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.