Loading types


Direct Loading

The following information is necessary to compute the stress on the beam:

Load applied to the beam, P (N):

Area of cross-section, a (cm2):


Eccentric Loading

The following information is necessary to compute the stress on the beam:

Load applied to the beam, P (N):

Area of cross-section, a (cm2):

Eccentricity, e (cm):

Modulus of the section, z (cm3):


Bending

The following information is necessary to compute the bending stress in the beam:

Bending moment, Mb (N*cm):

Distance of fiber from neutral axis, y (cm):

Area moment of inertia, I (cm4):


Torsion

The following information is necessary to compute the torsion stress in the beam:

Torque or twisting moment, Mt (N*cm):

Distance of fiber from neutral axis, r (cm):

Polar moment of inertia, J (cm4):