Beams, Frames, Arches

  • Dietmar GrossEmail author
  • Werner Hauger
  • Jörg Schröder
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
  • Nimal Rajapakse


Objectives: Beams are among the most important elements in structural engineering. In this chapter it is explained how the internal forces in a beam can be made accessible to calculation.

The normal force, the shear force and the bending moment are introduced. Students will learn how to determine these quantities with the aid of the conditions of equilibrium. In addition, they will learn how to correctly apply the differential relationships between external loading and internal forces.


Shear Force Normal Force Concentrate Load Stress Resultant Concentrate Force 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietmar Gross
    • 1
    Email author
  • Werner Hauger
    • 2
  • Jörg Schröder
    • 3
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
    • 4
  • Nimal Rajapakse
    • 5
  1. 1.Solid MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Continuum MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Institute of MechanicsUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  4. 4.Computational MechanicsTU MünchenGarchingGermany
  5. 5.Faculty of Applied SciencesSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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