Statics & Mechanics

Step #1

Do you know whether the static system is statically determined or indeterminate?

Step #2

Understand which loads act on beams.

Step #3

Learn to calculate Reaction forces.

Step #4

If you don’t know what internal forces are, its sign convention or how to calculate them, read this step-by-step article.

Here Are Some Examples

Simply supported beam, cantilever, and arch.

Here Are Some Cheat Sheets For Different Static Systems

Simply supported beam, cantilever, continuous beam, and frames.

13 Beam Deflection Formulas

The easiest and most important beam deflection formulas for your structural design.

Rigid Frame Structure: Moment formulas – Different loads

Rigid frame: Quick overview of reaction force formulas and moment diagrams for frames due to different loading scenarios.

Two-hinge frame structure: Reaction force formulas – Different loads

2-hinge frame: Quick overview of reaction force formulas and moment diagrams for frames due to different loading scenarios.

4 Span Continuous Beam – Moment And Shear Force Formulas Due To Different Loads

4 span continuous beam: Quick overview of the bending moment, shear and reaction force formulas for beams due to different loading scenarios.

3 Span Continuous Beam – Moment And Shear Force Formulas Due To Different Loads

3 span continuous beam: Quick overview of the bending moment, shear and reaction force formulas for beams due to different loading scenarios.

2 Span Continuous Beam – Moment and shear force formulas due to different loads

2 span continuous beam: Quick overview of the bending moment, shear and reaction force formulas for beams due to different loading scenarios.

Beam With Fixed And Roller Support -Moment And Shear Force Formulas Due To Different Loads

Beam with fixed and roller support: Quick overview of the bending moment and shear force formulas due to different loading scenarios.

Cantilever Beam: Moment and Shear Force Formulas Due To Different Loads

Cantilever beam: Quick overview of the bending moment and shear force formulas for beams due to different loading scenarios.

Simply Supported Beam – Moment & Shear Force Formulas Due To Different Loads

Quick overview of the bending moment and shear force formulas for simply supported beams due to different loading scenarios.

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Here Are Some Helpful Cheat Sheets

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