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THEORY OF STRUCTURES 2____________________________________________________________________________

DEFLECTION OF DETERMINATE BEAMS


EXERCISES 2.0
1.0 From the figure shown below. 4.0 From the figure shown below.
P w

A L/2 L/2 B
A L/2 L/2 B
L L

Derive the following formulas: Derive the following formulas:


a. Maximum moment of the beam a. Maximum moment of the beam
b. Maximum deflection of the beam b. Maximum deflection of the beam
c. Slope at A and B c. Slope at A and B
Answer: a) PL/4, b) PL3/48EI, c) PL2/16EI Answer: a) wL2/12, b) wL4/120EI

2.0 From the figure shown below. 5.0 From the figure shown below.
P

M
A a b B
A B
L L

Derive the following formulas: Derive the following formulas:


a. Maximum moment of the beam a. Maximum moment of the beam
b. Location of the max. deflection of the beam b. Location of the max. deflection of the beam
c. Maximum deflection of the beam c. Maximum deflection of the beam
d. Deflection at the midspan of the beam d. Slope at A and B
Answer: a) M, b) 0.577L , c) ML3/9√3EI
e. Slope at A and B
Answer: a) Pab/L, b) 1/3√𝐿2 − 𝑏 2

3.0 From the figure shown below.


w

A B
L

Derive the following formulas:


a. Location of the max. deflection of the beam
b. Maximum deflection of the beam
c. Deflection at the midspan of the beam
d. Slope at A and B
Answer: a) 0.481L, c) 2.5wL4/384EI