engineering fundamentals Simply Supported: Center Load
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Beam Diagram and Calculator Input
Here we display a specific beam loading case. Integrated into each beam case is a calculator that can be used to determine the maximum displacements, slopes, moments, stresses, and shear forces for this beam problem. Note that the maximum stress quoted is a positive number, and corresponds to the largest stress magnitude in the beam. It does not distinguish between tension or compression (this distinction depends on which side of the beam's neutral plane your c input corresponds). 
 
Calculator Input
  Length of beam, L:    
  Load on beam, P:    
  Young's Modulus, E:    
  Distance from neutral axis
to extreme fibers, c:
   
  Moment of Inertia, I:    
Go To Solutions   Max Stress    Displacement    Slope    Moment    Shear 
 
Displacement
-0.00130  in
 
 
Slope
0.00186  deg
 
 
Moment and Maximum Bending Stress
-2500  lbf-ft
 
292  psi
 
 
Shear
500  lbf
 
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