Beam Analysis Theory
This chapter covers the theory behind the analysis of the beams under various types of loading. Shear and moment diagram construction is elaborated. The deflection analysis of the beam based on bending curvature theory, by double integration method, is discussed. The bending, shear, and torsion of the beams for determination of the stresses are examined here. Although beam analysis can be a lengthy topic, only the essentials that are needed to fully perform a stress analysis are presented here.