Continuous Beams

Continuous Beam With Equal Support Reactions

Situation
A beam 100 mm × 150 mm carrying a uniformly distributed load of 300 N/m rests on three supports spaced 3 m apart as shown below. The length x is so calculated in order that the reactions at all supports shall be the same.
 

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1.   Find x in meters.

A.   1.319 C.   1.217
B.   1.139 D.   1.127

2.   Find the moment at B in N·m.

A.   -240 C.   -242
B.   -207 D.   -226

3.   Calculate the reactions in Newton.

A.   843.4 C.   863.8
B.   425.4 D.   827.8

 

Continuous Beam With a Gap and a Zero Moment in Interior Support

Situation
A beam of uniform cross section whose flexural rigidity EI = 2.8 × 1011 N·mm2, is placed on three supports as shown. Support B is at small gap Δ so that the moment at B is zero.
 

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1.   Calculate the reaction at A.

A.   4.375 kN C.   5.437 kN
B.   8.750 kN D.   6.626 kN

2.   What is the reaction at B?

A.   4.375 kN C.   5.437 kN
B.   8.750 kN D.   6.626 kN

3.   Find the value of Δ.

A.   46 mm C.   34 mm
B.   64 mm D.   56 mm

 

Problem 885 | Continuous Beam by Moment Distribution Method

Problem 885
Solve for the support moments in Problem 825 if the ends are perfectly fixed instead of simply supported.
 

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Problem 879 | Continuous Beam by Moment Distribution Method

Problem 879
Using moment-distribution method, solve for the moments over supports R2 and R3 of the continuous beam in Figure P-827.
 

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Problem 878 | Continuous Beam by Moment Distribution Method

Problem 878
Using moment-distribution method, solve for the moments over supports R2 and R3 of the continuous beam in Figure P-826.
 

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