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4 point support beam reactions calculator

  1. Nov 17, 2015 #1
    Hey guys,

    I am developing an program for calculation of reactions in a "4 point support beam".

    The problem is that this structure is Statically indeterminate and hence requires some other method.

    Support on any level is appreciated, especially from Civil Engineers.

    I will keep on posting updates here.

    Thanks
    Aman Ratan
     
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  3. Nov 18, 2015 #2

    SteamKing

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    There are several different techniques for solving statically indeterminate and continuous beams.

    This article here discusses some basic approaches to this problem. It discusses beams with two spans, but the methods discussed can be extended to beams with more than two spans.

    http://richardson.eng.ua.edu/Former_Courses/CE_331_sp09/Notes/Two_Span_Continuous_Beam.pdf
     
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