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We have a beam calculator which needs some testing.
Use it to plot Shear Force, Bending Moment, Slope and Deflection Diagrams of beams that can be simply supported, cantilevers or overhangs. You can apply point forces, moments and distributed load forces.
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5 most recent questions
  • Bending Moment Diagram of a Cantilever Beam

    In this question we will use the cantilever from question 11. We will now draw the Bending Moment Diagram for this cantilever beam. Because we have already determined the Shear Force Diagram, this is quite a simple procedure.

  • Shear Force Diagram of a Simply Supported Beam

    Given the free body diagram of a simply supported beam with point forces applied to it, we are going to calculate and draw a shear force diagram of it. Which can aid in stress analysis.

  • Shear Force Diagram of a Cantilver Beam

    In this question we will use the cantilever from question 11. we have already worked out the reaction forces and drawn the free body diagram, this makes drawing the shear force diagram easier because we start with all the data that we need.

  • Force analysis (Brick Holder)

    This simple tool uses the principle of friction to allow a person to carry many bricks with ease. This question analyses the forces on the different parts of the tool and using the equations of static equilibrium resolves forces to calculate the minimum load that can be carried.

  • Velocity Ratio of A Pulley System

    Find the velocity ratio of a very simple pulley system.

5 most recent notes
  • Dimensional Homogeneity

    In engineering, ensuring equations are dimensionally homogeneous is very important because when equations lose this homogeneity it is an easy way to spot a mistake. You can use this property to quickly check if the wrong equation was applied or the wrong units were used in an equation.

  • Uniform Distributed Loads

    Uniformly Distributed Loads are a special type of distributed load where the load is constant over a certain distance. because a uniform distributed load (UDL) is the simplest shape of the distributed load, it is generally the easiest to analyse.

  • Resolving Forces On A Rigid Body

    Resolving forces on an object with dimensions is much harder than resolving forces on a particle, you need to consider bending moments and torques as well as the sum of forces in the x, y and z directions.

  • Friction

    Friction is a force that acts to minimise the movement of an object, learn how to use it in calculations.

  • Free Body Diagrams

    Free Body Diagrams, how to draw them and why they are so useful in engineering.