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Mechanics of Solids I Mechanics of Solids I
Analysis and Design of Beams for Bending
Introduction
Introduction
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o Members that are slender and support loadings applied
perpendicular to their longitudinal axis are called
beams
Introduction
Introduction
perpendicular to their longitudinal axis are called
beams
o Transverse loadings of beams are classified
Introduction
Introduction
as concentrated loads or distributed loads.
o Applied loads result in internal forces
consisting of a shear force (from the shear
stress distribution) and a bending couple
(from the normal stress distribution).
o Normal stress is often the critical design criteria
x m
M
c M
My
I I S
σ σ= − = =
o Requires determination of the location and
magnitude of largest bending moment.
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Shear and Bending Moment Diagrams
o Determination of maximum normal and
shearing stresses requires identification of
maximum internal shear force and bending
couple.
o passing a section through the beam and
applying an equilibrium analysis.
o Shear and bendin
g
moment functions must
be determined for each region of the beam
between any two discontinuities of loading
Shear and Bending Moment Diagrams
o Si
g
n conventions:
g
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Example Example 55..11
For the timber beam and loading
shown, draw the shear and bending
moment dia
g
rams and determine the
maximum normal stress due to bending.
Relations among Load, Shear, and Bending Relations among Load, Shear, and Bending
MomentMoment
o Relationship between load and shear:
(
)
〺 0
y
F V V V w x
V w x
=
− + Δ − Δ =
Δ = − Δ
∑
dV
w
dx
= −
slope of SFD =  w
D
C
x
D C
x
V V w dx− = −
∫
shear difference =  area under loading
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Relations among Load, Shear, and Bending Relations among Load, Shear, and Bending
MomentMoment
o
Relationship between shear and bending moment:
( )
( )
2
1
2
0:0
2
C
x
M M M M V x w x
M V x w x
′
Δ
=
+ Δ − − Δ + Δ =
Δ = Δ − Δ
∑
dM
V
=
o
Relationship between shear and bending moment:
slo
p
e of BMD = shear at the
p
oint
D
C
x
D C
x
V
dx
M
M Vdx− =
∫
p p
area under SFD = moment difference
Relations among Load, Shear, and Bending
Relations among Load, Shear, and Bending
MomentMoment
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Example: Draw SFD and BMD for simply
supported beams as shown
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Example: Draw SFD and BMD for simply

supported beams as shown
L
w
P
a
2a
C
a
2a
C
M
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Example Example 55..22
Draw the shear and bendingmoment
diagrams for the beam and loading shown
diagrams for the beam and loading shown
.
Example
Example 55..33
The structure shown is constructed of a W250 ×
167 rolledsteel beam. (a) Draw the shear and
bendingmoment diagrams for the beam and
the given loading (
b
) Determine normal stress
the given loading
.
(
b
) Determine normal stress
in sections just to the right and left of point D.
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6.2 GRAPHICAL METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING SHEAR
AND MOMENT DIAGRAMS
Design of Beams for BendingDesign of Beams for Bending
o The largest normal stress is found at the surface where the maximum
bending moment occurs.
max max
m
M c M
I S
σ = =
o A safe design requires that the maximum normal stress be less than
the allowable stress for the material used.
max
m all
M
S
σ σ≤
o Among beam section choices which have an acceptable section
modulus, the one with the smallest weight per unit length or cross
sectional area will be the least expensive and the best choice.
max
min
all
S
σ
=
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Example Example 55..44
A simply supported steel beam is to carry
the distributed and concentrated loads
the distributed and concentrated loads
shown. Knowing that the allowable normal
stress for the grade of steel to be used is 160
MPa, select the wideflange shape that
should be used.
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Principle Stresses in a BeamPrinciple Stresses in a Beam
• Prismatic beam subjected to transverse
loading
loading
σ σ
τ τ
= − =
= − =
x m
xy m
M
y Mc
I I
VQ VQ
It It
• Determine if the maximum normal stress
within the crosssection is larger than
σ =
m
M
c
I
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Principle Stresses in a BeamPrinciple Stresses in a Beam
• Crosssection shape results in large values of
near the s rface here
is also large
τ
xy
near the s
u
rface
w
here
σ
x
is also large
.
• σ
max
may be greater than σ
m
.
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Example Example 88..11
A 160kN force is applied at the end
of a W200 × 52 rolledsteel beam.
Neglecting the effects of fillets and of
stress concentrations, determine
whether the normal stresses satisfy a
design specification that they be
equal to or less than 150 MPa at
section A−A’.
Example
Example 88..22
The overhanging beam supports a
uniforml
y
distributed load and a
y
concentrated load. Knowing that
for the grade of steel to be used σ
all
= 165 MPa and τ
all
= 100 MPa, select
the wideflange beam which
should be used.
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