Shear and Bending Tutorial Questions

These tutorial questions consider statically determinate simply supported beams subjected to a variety of loading conditions. They get progressivly more complex and are designed to be worked through sequentially. When selected, the span and loading conditions for each tutorial question is randomly generated giving an infinite number of possible questions to be attempted. Additionally there are randomly generated worked examples and printed tutorial sheets to assist with the tutorial questions.

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Notes:

  • The analysis associated with these tutorial questions will round all your input values as follows:
    • Forces, e.g. vertical and horizontal reactions (kN) - 1 decimal place.
    • Bending moments (kNm) - 1 decimal place.
    • Dimensions (m) - 3 decimal places.
  • Numeric answers are required in all the fields. If you calculate a force or a moment as being zero, enter zero (0) in the appropriate field.
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Loading notation:

  • UDL - Universally Distributed Load; magnitude of load remains uniform throughout the length of the beam.
  • PL - Point Load; concentrated load acting over a small distance, can be considered to be acting on a point.
  • PUDL - Partial Universally Distributed Load; magnitude of load remains uniform throughout a portion length of the beam.
  • TDL - Triangular Distributed Load; magnitude of load remains uniform throughout a portion length of the beam.
  • TRDL - TRapezoidal Distributed Load; magnitude of load remains uniform throughout a portion length of the beam.
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Bending Moment

X (from A) m
MEd @ X = kNm
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the bending moment at the position where the point load acts i.e at the point marked 1.
  • The position and magnitude of the bending moment at the position where the point load acts i.e at the point marked 1.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Shear Force

Maximum and minimum shear force at the point marked 1.

@ 1Max = kN
@ 1Min = kN

Bending Moment

Maximum bending moment at the point marked 1.

MEd @ 1 = kNm
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Shear Force

Maximum and minimum shear force at the support B.

@ BMax = kN
@ BMin = kN

Bending Moment

The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment in the main span between supports A & B.

X (from A) m
MEd @ X = kNm

The magnitude of the maximum bending moment at the support B.

MEd @ B m

Point of Contraflexure between A & B

Calculate the position of the point of contraflexure between the supports A & B.

XPOC (from A) m
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Bending Moment

X (from A) m
MEd @ X = kNm
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Bending Moment

X (from A) m
MEd @ X = kNm
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Bending Moment

X (from A) m
MEd @ X = kNm
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Bending Moment

X (from A) m
MEd @ X = kNm
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Bending Moment

X (from A) m
MEd @ X = kNm
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Bending Moment

X (from A) m
MEd @ X = kNm
one-way spanning slab

For the simply supported beam, calculate the following:

  • The horizontal reactions.
  • The vertical reactions.
  • The position and magnitude of the maximum bending moment.

Sketch the shear force and bending moment diagrams and the deflected shape of the beam. Your sketches should indicate the values of the shear force at the critical locations and the magnitude/position of the maximum bending moment.

Beam Data
Solution

Enter your solutions below.

Horizontal Reactions

@ A - Ha = kN
@ B - Hb = kN

Vertical Reactions

@ A - Va = kN
@ B - Vb = kN

Bending Moment

X (from A) m
MEd @ X = kNm