I am familiar with what the shear and moment diagrams should look like for a simply supported beam with one moment couple located somewhere between the supports. However, I'm working with one that has multiple couples applied to it and I'm having trouble wrapping my head around how it should work out.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Please consider the following:

...........>...........>..........>

-------(--------(--------(--------

The moments are all the same size, and distance apart.

The Extent of what I know about this:

I know that if you only have one moment, the diagrams should look something like

F:

......<

------)--------

V:

0____________

M:

0_____

.........._______

My Theory:

Am I right in thinking that each one of those consecutive moments would not add any shear, but would jump the line of the moment graph up by it's magnitude repeatedly leaving me with a diagram that looks like a set of steps?

Thank you!

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# Homework Help: Need assistance with Moment diagram

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