4.5 Practice Problems

Selected Problem Answers

  1. For each beam shown below, determine the equations for the axial force, shear force and bending moment as a function of the position along the length of the beam. Use these equations to draw the axial force diagram, shear force diagram, and bending moment diagram.
  2. For each beam shown below, draw the shear force diagram and bending moment diagram. Then draw the qualitative deflected shape of the beam.
  3. For each frame shown below, draw the axial force diagram, shear force diagram and bending moment diagram. Then draw the qualitative deflected shape of the beam.