Tag Archives: shear forces

Continuous beam with varying stiffness

Previous Splinebeam post One of my aims in developing the splinebeam function is to carry out non-linear analysis of reinforced concrete beams, allowing for the greatly reduced flexural stiffness of reinforced concrete sections after cracking of the concrete.  To that … Continue reading

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Continuous beam with specified end conditions …

… and/or support displacements. The previous post in this series derived cubic splines with specified end conditions; either a specified curvature or a specified end slope. I have adapted the splinebeam function to allow input of specified end conditions (either a … Continue reading

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Continuous beam analysis with cubic splines

The last example in the previous post illustrated the use of cubic splines to find the bending moments in a continuous beam subject to prescribed lateral displacements.  A similar technique can be used to find bending moments, shear forces, reactions, … Continue reading

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