Answer to Question #236463 in Mechanical Engineering for Nimmi

Question #236463

Define beams and their types


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2021-09-12T23:08:25-0400

Any structure member which cross section is much smaller compare to its length and undergoes lateral load, known as beam.

 

In other words beam is a horizontal bar witch undergoes lateral load or couple which tends to bend it or a horizontal bar undergoes bending stress known as beam.

  • Types:
  • simply supported beams
  • fixed beams
  • cantilever beams
  • overhanging beams

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