This calculator provides the result for bending moment and shear force at a distance "x" from the left support of a simply supported beam carrying uniformly distributed load on a portion of span. It also calculates the values of support reactions and maximum bending moment value as well as its location. The maximum bending moment is obtained at the point of zero shear force. Typical diagrams for shear force and bending moment are also shown. Shear force diagram from A to C and B to D will be staight line with zero slope whereas it will be inclined line from C to D having a slope equal to rate of loading. Bending moment diagram from A to C and B to D will be straight line, whereas it will be parabolics from C to D. Bending moment at the support points A and B will be zero. To get more about shear force and bending moment diagrams please refer to our solved examples.
Please refer to the figure and enter the values of load and distances in the form given below and then press "Calculate". All upward acting loads are taken as positive and downward as negative. All the distances should be measured with reference to the extreme left end of the beam. You can visit instructions for bending moment calculator if you need more help.
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