Bars Subjected to transverse loads.
Planar and slender members.
Identified by the resistance offered to forces.
Resists forces in a direction along the line of action (Fig1).
Resists forces in any direction of the plane (Fig2).
(c) Fixed Support:
Resists forces in any direction (Fig3).
CLASSIFICATION OF BEAM:
(a) Statically determinate or indeterminate.
Statically determinate - Equilibrium conditions sufficient to compute reactions.
Statically indeterminate - Deflections (Compatibility conditions) along with equilibrium
equations should be used to find out reactions.
(b) Cross sectional Shapes - I,T,C or other cross sections.
(c) Depending on the supports used
1) Simply supported - pinned at one end and roller at the other (Fig 1)
2) Cantilever - fixed at one end and the other end free (Fig 2).
3) Fixed beam - fixed at both ends (Fig 3).
Fig 1 Fig 2 Fig 3