Beam Analysis
This web page will discuss the effects of stess on
a simply supported beam. In this example we will be using a W 16 X 100 beam,
which is 30 feet or 360 inches long. The beam and its crosssection are shown
below in true dimensions. This was done by building a life size three dimensional
model in solid works.

Depth = 16.97in 
The beam is
loaded with and even stress of .789948 psi due to it's weight as shown below.
Now let
take a look at what our shear and bending moment diagrams would look like.
The
following equations where used describe the deflection, slope of the
deflection,and angles of rotation of the beam due to the loading.
To get an
indepth visual of how these loads affected this beam click on the link below:
Beam Deflection and Analysis Results
To view an
awsome animation of the these equations at work click on the link below and
unzip a video clip showing the effects due to the given load. The video was
created by a combination of Solid Works and COSMOSXpress, and it shows you a
color coded stress analization of the beam due to bending. Unfortunately you
must unzip the file after downloading it, it was the only way I could fit the
file on this page. Enjoy!
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