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1 INTRODUCTION The cross section of a beam has to be designed in such a way that it is strong enough to limit the bending

moment and shear force that are developed in the beam. This criterion is known as the STRENGTH CRITERION of design . Another criterion for beam design is that the maximum deflection of the beam must not exceed a given permissible limit and the beam must be stiff enough to resist the deflection caused due to loading. This criterion is known as STIFFNESS CRITERION of design

DEFINITIONS:(i) DEFLECTION:-

The vertical distance in transverse direction between positions of axis before and after loading at the section of the beam, is defined as the deflection of beam at that section. (ii) ELASTIC CURVE(OR, DEFLECTION CURVE):The neutral axis in its deflected position after loading of the beam is known as its elastic curve or deflection curve

(iii) SLOPE:The slope of the beam at any section is defined as the angle (in radians) of inclination of the tangent drawn at that section to the axis in its deflected position after loading, measured w. r. t. The un-deformed axis.

(iv) FLEXURAL RIGIDITY (EI):The product of modulus of elasticity and Moment of Inertia is known as Flexural rigidity.

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATION OF ELASTIC CURVE:(SLOPE AND DEFLECTION) Differential equation of elastic curve is, d2y EI ASSUMPTIONS : dx2 =M

(i) Axis of the beam is horizontal before loading.


(ii) Deflection due to S.F. is negligible.

ASSUMPTIONS (CONTD..) : (iii) All the assumptions made in simple bending theory are valid. ( a) Simple Bending equation M/I=/y=E/R is applicable (b) Material of the beam is homogenous, isotropic and obey Hookes law.

(c) The modulus of elasticity is same in compression as well as in tension.


(d) Plane section remain plane before and after bending.

Slope ,deflection and radius of curvature


y

C
d R

Q
dy dx

+d

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C

PQ = ds = tangent length Now ds = R.d Therefore, R = ds / d

d
R

Q
dy

P
dx +d

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ds

If (x,y) is the co-ordinate of the point P

dy dx

ds dx dy

Then R=

dy

= sin

dx

= cos ds

dy

= tan
sec

ds ds
d

ds =
ds dx

dx d dx =

-------(1)

dx

dx

d
dx

Differentiating tan w. r.t. x, sec2 d dx =

d2y
dx2

Therefore,

d
dx

d 2y
dx2

sec

--(2)

9 From equation(1), R = sec d dx d2y d2y = sec3 d2y

dx2

1 =>
R =

dx2 sec3

=
1 +

dx2 dy 2 3/2 dx

In this, (dy/dx) is a small quantity (because curve is almost flat); hence dy/dx can be ignored. Hence, 2

dy

dx2

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From relation ,

M I =

E R

1 R =

d2y dx2 =

M EI

=> M = EI SIMPLY SUPPORTED BEAM :-

d 2y
dx2

In case of simply supported beam, terms to be found are:


(a) Slope ( dy /dx )

(b) Deflection()
(c) The position and magnitude of maximum slope (d) The posititon and magnitude of maximum deflection.

11 SIGN CONVENTIONS: Linear horizontal distance x : positive when measured from left to right ( )

Vertical distance or deflection y is positive when measured above the axis and is negative when measured below the axis of beam.

Methods for finding slope and deflection of beams:


(i) Double integration method (ii) Macaulays method

(iii) Area moment method


(iv) Conjugate beam method (v) Unit load method

NOTE : SUPPORT CONDITIONS:


(i)Simply
A

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suported beams:
B

Deflection at support A and B are zero and

Deflection at support A and B are zero but more at

maximum at the middle of span; slope is maximum at A and B and zero at middle of span; A ( )-ve and B( )+ve.

free end and also at the centre of span . Slope is maximum at supports B and C.

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(ii)Cantilever Beam: Deflection and slope both are zero at fixed support.

B A max ymax

increases from point A towards B.

Slope and deflections are maximum at free end

DOUBLE INTEGRATION METHODS :


We have from differential equation of flexure, EId2y/dx2=M

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Integrating w. r. t.. x both sides, we get


EI (dy /dx) =M dx +C1 Integrating again w .r .t. x both sides ,we get EI (y)=M dx. dx +C1(x)+C2 where C1 and C2 are constant of integration

Thus, integrating the differential equation w .r .t. x, we get the equation for slope (dy /dx) ,and integrating it twice w. r .t. x, we get
the equation for deflection ( y).

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The two constants of integration can be determined using the known conditions of deflection and slope at the supports The method of double integration is convenient only in few cases of loadings. In general case of loading, where several loads are acting the B.M. expression for each of the different regions of loading is different .Then the method of double integration will become extremely lengthy and laborious. Therefore ,it is not generally used.

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Case--1(i): Determine the slope and deflection equation for the beam loaded as shown in fig. (ii) Find the maximum deflection and maximum slope.
Solution: B.M. at section 1-1 M=- P( x) EI d y/dx =M=- P (x) EI (dy /dx ) =-P(x /2) +C1
2 2 2

1 P x A yA A l 1 B

EIy=-P(x3/2*3) + C1x+ C2
At fixed end, when x= L (x=0, at free end)

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(dy /dx) =0 Therefore, -(PL2/2)+C1=0 C1=PL2/2 At x=L,y=0, -PL3/6+(PL2/2)l+C2=0 or,C2=PL3/6-PL3/2

=PL3/6[1-3]=-PL3/3
Therefore ,C2=-PL3/3

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Equation of slope; EI (dy/ dx) =-Px2/2+PL2/2-----(1) Equation of deflection ,EI (y)=-Px3/6+PL2x/2-PL3/3-----(2)

Maximum deflection :
When x=0 (at free end) ,then from equation (2), EI(y)=-0+0-PL /3 ymax= -PL3/3EI Maximum Slope: Slope is maximum at free end (at x=0).hence from equation (1), EI (dy/ dx)=-0+PL2/2 (dy /dx) max=PL2/2EI
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Exercise Problem-(1) What will be the deflection and slope


at free end when P=6kN, L=3m, E=210GPa, I=16x104cm4. Solution: I =16x104cm4=16x104x(10-2)4m4
=16x10-4m4. A=PL2/2EI slope A=(dy/dx) at A=[1/(210x106x16x10-4)]x[6x(3)2/2] A=8.036*10-5 radian =0.460 Deflection at free end (i.e; at A):= yA=PL3/3EI
=(6*3 ) /3 (210*10 *16*10 ) 3 6 -4

=>

yA=0.161mm

Case (2) : When cantilever is subjected to an u .d. L. of intensity w unit/m run over entire span
w unit /m X

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A
x L X

Here A is the origin. Take a section X-X at a distance x from A.

B.M at distance x from A= Mx =EId2y/dx2 =-w.x.x/2=-wx2/2

Integrating once,
EI (dy/dx) =-wx3/6+C1 ------------------------(1) where C1 is constant of integration

21 Applying boundary conditions:at x=L, dy/dx=0 from equation(1) 0=-wL3/6+C1 therefore, EI dy/dx = -wx /6+wL /6---------(2) Integrating once again, EI y=-wx4/24 +wL3.x/6 +C2
---------------3 3

C1=wL3/6

(3)

where C2 is 2nd constant of integration


Applying boundary condition; at x=L, y=0

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0=-wL4/24+wL4/6+C2
Therefore, C2=wL4/24-wL4/6

C2=-wL4/8.
Therefore, equation (3) becomes, EI(y)=-wx /24 + wL .x/6 wL /8--------(4) Maximum deflection It occurs at free end where x=0
4 3 4

From (4),EIy=-0+0-wL4/8

ymax=-wL /8EI similarly maximum slope

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It occurs at free end where x=0 from (2),

EI (dy/dx) =-0+wL3/6
(dy/dx )max=wL3/6EI

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Case 3:-When simply supported beam is


subjected to a single concentrated load at mid-span.
P

L/2

L/2 X RB=P/2 P C B

[Ans; Downward deflection at centre ;at point C=PL3/48EI


Slope max. at the ends=-PL2/16EI ]

A RA=P/2 x X

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Case 4:-Simply supported beam of span l carrying a uniformly distributed load of intensity w per unit run over the whole span.

X
W unit / run

A
RA=WL/2 x

B
RB=WL/2

[Ans: ymax=-5wL4/(384EI) (dy/dx)A =-wL3/24EI]

MACAULAYS METHOD

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For a general case of loading on the beam ,though the expression for B.M. varies from region to region ,the constants of integration remain the same for all regions. Macaulay recognized this fact and proposed an ARTIFICE (a method )which is known as the Macaulays method to obtain the slope and deflection equations. It is essentially modified method of double integration of the B.M. expression but following a set of rules given below:-

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(1)Assuming origin of the beam at extreme left end, take a section in the last region of the beam at a distance x from the origin and write the expression for B.M. at that section considering all the force on the left of section. (2)Integrate the term of the form (x-a) using the formula
n

(x-a) dx=(x-a)

n+1

/n+1
n

where a=distance of load from origin. (3)While finding slope and deflection in the form (x-a) ,if (x-a) becomes negative on substituting the value of x, n neglect the term containing the factor (x a) .

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(4)If a couple (moment) of magnitude c is acting at a distance a from the origin of the beam, then write the BM due to couple in the form c (x-a). (5)If the beam carries a U.D.L, extend it up to the extreme right end and superimpose an UDL equal and opposite to that which has been added while extending the given UDL on the beam.

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Practice problems:(Q-1)
A cantilever beam of span L carries a udl of intensity w/unit length for half of its span as shown in figure. If E is the modulus of elasticity and I is moment of inertia, determine the following in terms of w, L, E and I. (i) A expression for slope (dy/dx) at free end (ii) An expression for deflection( y ) at free end

(iii) The magnitude of upward vertical force to be applied at free end in order to resume this end to the same horizontal level as built in end. w/m A
L/2
3 4

B
L/2

[Ans (i)A=WL /48EI (ii)A =7wL /384EI( ) (iii)P=7wL/128]

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Q- (2 ) Determine the values of deflections at points C,D and E in


the beam as shown in figure. Take E=2*105MPa ; I= 60 *108 mm4

20kN

10kN/m

A
1m

C
2m

D
1m

30kN E 1m

[C=0.0603mm(downward), D=0.0953mm(downward) E=0.0606mm(downward)]

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Q-(3) Find the position and magnitude of maximum deflection for


the beam loaded as shown in fig. Take E=200GPa ,I=7500cm4 .
X B 4m X 4m X 3KN/m C

20 KN A 4m D

[Ans: ymax at 3.7 m from A=-118/EI=7.99mm yc=-32/EI=-2.13mm]

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Q-(4) Determine the magnitude and position of maximum deflection


for the beam loaded as shown in fig. Take EI=800Nm2 80kN
B D 1m 1m 1m

120kNm
A C 1m

20kN
E

[Ans:ymax =80 mm at 1.59m from A , yE =73mm]

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Q-(5) Find the deflection and slope at free end for loaded
beam shown in fig.
4kN/m B A 1m 2m C

10 KN
D 1m

[Ans:D=62.33/EI, y=-191/EI ]

Q-(6) Find the deflection at C and magnitude of maximum


deflection. Take EI=40MN-m2
1m

200KN B

4m C

2m

[Ans: ymax=-13.45mm, yC=-13.33mm ]