Simple Beam Analysis : Finding Shear Force and Bending Moment Using the Equations
CTSCivil presents a very nice tutorial on how to analyse a simple beam. A very detailed step by step tutorial showing how to use the equations to finding the Shear Force and Bending Moment of a simple beam.
Here are few tips:-
Consider the beam shown in the figure:
a) Write the equations for shear and moment for the beam using an origin at end A.
b) Using the equations, evaluate the moment at section C.
c) Locate the point of zero shear between B and D.
d) Evaluate the maximum moment between points B and D.
e) Draw the shear and bending moment diagrams
Watch this Step by Step video tutorial: