Problem # p051

Internal Shear Force and Moment
A beam of length L=6m is subject to a distributed load which weighs (that is acting downwards onto the beam) 60 kN/m. The load starts at x=L/3 and extends all the way to the right end of the beam.

  1. Determine the total weight of the load.

  2. Determine the support forces R1 and R2.

  3. Determine the values of the internal shear force V(x) and that of the internal moment M(x)
    at x= 0.0 m
    at x= 2.0 m
    at x= 3.0 m
    at x= 4.5 m
    at x= 6.0 m

  4. Provide a sketch of the shear force and of the moment diagram guided by the values you calculated above.