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Simple Beam 
Uniformly Distributed Load


















Input

Output




Beam characteristics

Shears,
Moments and Deflections




Uniformly
distributed load


















Beam
characteristics







w =


kip/ft

uniformly distributed load







L =


ft

beam length














E =


ksi

element elasticity modulus







I =


in^{4}

element moment of inertia














x =


ft

position for beam internal forces calculation





















































Shears, Moments and
Deflections














w_{t}=

w*L =


kip

total
equivalent uniform load




R = V =

w*L/2 =


kip

support
reactions / end shear




V_{x}=

w*(L/2x) =


kip

shear at x
distance




M_{max}=

w*L^{2}/8 =


kip*ft

maximum
moment




M_{x}=

w*x*(Lx)/2
=


kip*ft

moment at x
distance




∆_{max}=

5*w*L^{4}/(384*EI) =


in

maximum
deflection




∆_{x}=

w*x*(L^{3}2*L*x^{2}+x^{3})/24*EI =


in

deflection
at x distance



































































References:













Manual of Steel Construction  American Institute of Steel
Construction Inc., 2005


