Engineering >> Civil & Environmental Engineering

Integration Applied to Beams

by Anne Vikre


Submitted : Spring 2012

A bridge is built of different supporting beams. Each beam has applied loads; a load diagram of a beam will show all of the external forces acting on the beam. This diagram is represented by a graph of the forces, which is helpful in determining the internal forces such as the shear and the bending moment. In order to find each of these graphs integration plays a vital role. This demonstrates the importance of calculus and also how it is applied.



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Advisors :
Thomas Bieske, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell