We need to revisit the topic of beams and examine how they deform. This will be the topic of this unit.
By the end of this unit, students should be able to…
- Derive the deflection and slope curves for a beam through integration of the moment-curvature relationship.
- Apply discontinuity functions and standardized solutions to simplify the calculation of deflection and slope curves for beams.
- Solve statically indeterminate beam problems using the methods learned for calculating deflection and slopes in beams.
- This entire unit will be delivered via traditional in-class lectures.
This entire unit will be delivered via traditional in-class lectures.
8.1 The Moment-Curvature Relationship
8.2 Macaulay Step Functions
8.3 Superposition of Standard Solutions
8.4 Statically Indeterminate Beams