Beams Bending
Beams Bending
Kindly read the instructions below while the applet loads. Depending on the input, the applet may take few seconds to calculate.
Moment, Shear and Deflection Calculator: Instructions
The java applet above is a tool for beam analysis. Its a beam calculator which draws shear force diagrams, bending moment diagrams and deflection for a single span beam. Using the applet is a four step process:
1.Select Beam Type
2.Set Beam Properties (like length, E, I etc.)
3.Add Load (repeat step 3 if you want to add multiple loads)
4.Click on calculate.
The applet calculates for three kinds of load: point load, distributed load and point moment. Keep the text fields in the applet blank if they are not applicable. The applet may take a few seconds to calculate.
See the pictures below to know how to add loads.
You can also click at a point in the diagrams to know the shear/ moment/ deflection values at a point in the beam. Click on ‘initialize’ to make the applet ready for a new calculation.
Example below: Triangular load on a overhanging beam
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