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.
KeywordsShear Force Normal Force Concentrate Load Stress Resultant Concentrate Force
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