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Boundary conditions of beams

  1. Dec 11, 2013 #1
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    Just need some quick confirmation.

    For a beam which has a load applied to it, will its free end always have a shear force, bending moment and curvature of zero?
     
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  3. Dec 11, 2013 #2

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    Not necessarily. If the free end of a beam has a concentrated force or a couple applied there, then the shear, moment, and curvature of the beam will be non-zero.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2013 #3
    Ahh I didn't think of that, thank you.

    But if there wasn't anything applied at free-end, then what I stated in my first post is true?
     
  5. Dec 11, 2013 #4

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