This
free
Bending
Moment calculator is developed to provide an online software
tool to calculate the
bending moment and shear force at any section of Cantilever beam subjected to
point load, uniformly distributed load and varying loads on the
span. It also calculates maximum value of bending moment and the
point of maximum bending moment.
**Instructions for using Bending Moment Calculator**
(i). *Sign convention *
The loads acting
upward are considered as positive while the downward loads are taken
as negative. Sagging bending moment is
taken as positive and hogging as negative.
(ii) All the distances should be measured with
reference to the origin of axes which is taken at the extreme left
end of the beam. All the distances should be entered in meter and load in kN.
It will give the values of BM in kNm.
While applying the load, keep in mind that the load should not be
outside the span of the cantilever.
(iii) You can also quickly get the Bending Moment values
at different sections of the cantilever, just by changing the position of
section "x". But keep in mind that the value of "x" should
not be more than span of beam.
(v) In case of more than one load, take the sum of the
results of all the cases. Calculated values can be used to plot the
bending moment diagram.
(v) This calculator can also be used to find the
ordinates of influence line diagram for
structures. |