This catalogue deals primarily with forces and their effects. There are a huge number of demonstration models available for engineering mechanics (statics, strength of materials and dynamics).
The Statics and Dynamics sections deal with the following topics: forces, trusses, torques, simple machines, friction, gear units and vibrations.
The third part of engineering mechanics is Strength of Materials. Strength of Materials determines forces in components under load, allowing calculation of tension and production of failure hypotheses. In addition, it demonstrates different forms of component failure. Photoelastic analysis is predominantly used for demonstration, while strain gauge techniques are mainly used for quantitative analyses.
The Fundamentals of Engineering Design section includes equipment relating to machine components and deals with friction, threads, hydro-dynamic lubrication, tribology, drive components and complex gear analyses.
As well as Mechanical Engineering, there is also a section on Materials Testing. The chapter Strength of Materials deals with non-destructive methods, while Properties of Materials analyses destructive methods (e.g. tensile test, impact test, fatigue strength). All Properties of Materials equipment is aimed at meeting didactic objectives. They are not designed to be of industrial testing quality.