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Shear Force and Bending Moment in a Beam

by Philip Chorath


Submitted : Fall 2010

In this problem, the shear force and bending moment functions for a beam are determined. Next, the position when bending moment will be at its maximum point in the beam was determined. Finally, the data was plotted on a graph.

This was completed by adding all the moments around a together and then setting them equal to zero. The same method was done with the force in the y direction. The results acquired then were used with the correlation,  with the condition that V(0) = FA. This led to two separate equations; one that was valid in all instants greater than a and one that was valid in all instants less than a. These two equations were used with the correlation with the condition that M(0) = 0.The data was plotted a graph on Microsoft Excel. The plotting revealed a downward sloping arc on both graphs.

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Advisors :
Fernando Burgos, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell