Type of beams, Cantilever, Simply Supported, Overhanging, Fixed, Continuous, Propped Cantilever Beam

A lot of times, while solving structural engineering problems, we found difficulty in understanding different types of beams. This is very crucial to understand because different types of beams have different types of internal stresses and reactions to solve. As explained here, the three common types of connections for a beam include roller, pinned, and … Read more

Download Matrix Analysis of Structures by Aslam Kassimali PDF Free

Structural Analysis, which is an integral part of any structural engineering project is the process of predicting the performance of a given structure under a prescribed loading condition. The performance characteristics usually of interest in structural design are a. Stresses or stress resultants (i.e. axial forces, shear forces and bending moments)b. Deflectionsc. Support reactions Thus … Read more

What is the difference between working stress approach and limit state approach?

For working stress approach, service loads are used in the whole design and the strength of material is not utilized in the full extent. In this method of design, stresses acting on structural members are calculated based on elastic method and they are designed not to exceed certain allowable values. In fact, the whole structure … Read more

What is Shear Force Diagram and Bending Moment Diagram

The algebraic sum of the vertical forces at any section of a beam to the right or left of the section is known as shear force. It is briefly written as S.F.  The algebraic sum of the moments of all the forces acting to the right or left of the section is known as bending … Read more