Date : 2016-06-23 12:24:21


A method devised by Macaulay enables one continuous expression for bending moment to be obtained, and provided that certain rules are followed the constants of integration will be the same for all sections of the beam.



Consider the beam shown in Figure, which is simply-supported at its ends and loaded with a concentrated load W.

Figure: Form of step-function used in deflection analysis of a beam

On integrating above equation, we get

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