In this chapter we shall consider the deflection of a beam that is subject to transverse loading. The deflection can be thought of as being caused by two different effects: the bending moment and the shear force. If the beam is relatively long when compared with its depth, the shear force will only make a small contribution to the deflection and can be neglected. For the time being we shall only consider the deflection due to bending.
KeywordsShear Force Structural Theory Concentrate Load Deflection Curve Reciprocal Theorem
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