## Which method is used for finding shear force and bending moment of continuous beam?

## Which method is used for finding shear force and bending moment of continuous beam?

method of superposition

Simple expressions are presented to determine the equivalent load on each of the substituent beams. From which, the bending moment, shear force and deflection at any location can be calculated by the method of superposition.

### How do you find the bending moment of a continuous beam?

Example – Continuous Beam with Distributed Load

- = 375 N.
- = 0.38 kN. The reaction force in the center support can be calculated as.
- = 1250 N.
- = 1.25 kN. The beam moments at the middle of spans with span length 1m can be calculated as.
- = 70 Nm. The beam moment at the center support can be calculated as.
- = 125 Nm.
- = 313 N.
- = 0.31 kN.

**What is SFD and BMD?**

Shear Force Diagram (SFD): The diagram which shows the variation of shear force along the length of the beam is called Shear Force Diagram (SFD). Bending Moment Diagram (BMD): The diagram which shows the variation of bending moment along the length of the beam is called Bending Moment Diagram (BMD).

**How do you Analyse a continuous beam?**

The method of superposition is used to represent a continuous beam by the appropriate single-span beams (each span by two propped cantilevers and one simply supported beam). Simple expressions are presented to determine the equivalent load on each of the substituent beams.

## What is UDL and UVL?

For solving the problems, total UDL can be converted into a point load, acting at center of UDL. Uniformly Varying Load (UVL) A UVL is one which is spread over the beam in such a manner that rate of loading varies from each point along the beam, in which load is zero at one end and increase uniformly to the other end.

### How do you calculate shear force and bending moment for cantilever beam?

In a cantilever beam, shear force at any section is equal to the sum of the loads between the sections and the free end. Bending moment at a given section is equal to the sum of the moments about the section of all the loads between the section and the free end of the cantilever.