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7.

(a) Derive equations for the shear force V and the
bending moment M for any location in the beam.
(Place the origin at point A.)
(b) Plot the shear-force and bending-moment
diagrams for the beam using the derived functions.
Fig. P7.1

Solution
Beam equilibrium:
Fy = Ay w0 L = 0

Ay = w0 L
L
M A = M A w0 L = 0
2
w0 L2
M A =
2
Section a-a:
Fy = w0 L w0 x V = 0
V = w0 L w0 x = w0 ( L x)
M a a =

w0 L2
x
w0 Lx + w0 x + M = 0
2
2

w0 L2 w0 x 2
w
M =

+ w0 Lx = 0 ( L2 + x 2 ) + w0 Lx
2
2
2
(b) Shear-force and bending-moment diagrams

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7.2 For the simply supported beam shown,

(a) Derive equations for the shear force V and the
bending moment M for any location in the beam.
(Place the origin at point A.)
(b) Plot the shear-force and bending-moment
diagrams for the beam using the derived functions.

Fig. P7.2

Solution
Beam equilibrium:
Fy = Ay + C y P = 0
M A = Pa + C y ( a + b) = 0
Cy =

Pa
a+b

and

Ay =

Pb
a+b

Section a-a:
For the interval 0 x < a:
Pb
Fy = Ay V =
V = 0
a+b
Pb
M a a = Ay x + M =
x + M = 0
a+b

V =

Pb
a+b

M=

Pb
x
a+b

Section b-b:
For the interval a x < b:
Pb
Fy = Ay P V =
P V = 0
a+b

V =

Pa
a+b

Pb
M b b = Ay x + P( x a) + M =
x + P( x a) + M = 0
a+b
Pb
M =
x P( x a)
a+b

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(b) Shear-force and bending-moment diagrams

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(a) Derive equations for the shear force V and the
bending moment M for any location in the beam.
(Place the origin at point A.)
(b) Plot the shear-force and bending-moment
diagrams for the beam using the derived functions.

Fig. P7.3

Solution
Beam equilibrium:
Fy = wa a wbb + C y = 0
C y = wa a + wbb
a

b
M C = wa a b + + wbb + M C = 0
2

2
a

b
M C = wa a b + wbb
2

Section a-a:
For the interval 0 x < a:
Fy = wa x V = 0
M a a

x
= wa x + M = 0
2

V = wa x
wa x 2
M =
2

Section b-b:
For the interval a x < b:
Fy = wa a wb ( x a ) V = 0
V = wa a wb ( x a )
a

xa
M b b = wa a x + wb ( x a )
+M =0
2

2
a w ( x a)

M = wa a x b
2
2

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7.4 For the simply supported beam subjected to the

(a) Derive equations for the shear force V and the
bending moment M for any location in the beam.
(Place the origin at point A.)
(b) Plot the shear-force and bending-moment
diagrams for the beam using the derived functions.

Fig. P7.4

Solution
Beam equilibrium:
a

b
M C = wa a b + + wbb Ay (a + b) = 0
2

2
w a(a + 2b) + wbb 2
Ay = a
2(a + b)

b
a

M A = wa a wbb a + + C y (a + b) = 0
2
2

2
w a + wbb(2a + b)
Cy = a
2(a + b)
Section a-a:
For the interval 0 x < a:

Fy = Ay wa x V = 0

V = wa x + Ay = wa x +

wa a(a + 2b) + wbb 2

2(a + b)

x
M a a = Ay x + wa x + M = 0
2
M =

wa x 2
w x 2 w a(a + 2b) + wbb 2
+ Ay x = a + a
x
2
2
2(a + b)

Section b-b:
For the interval a x < b:
Fy = Ay wa a wb ( x a) V = 0
V = Ay wa a wb ( x a)
=

wa a (a + 2b)
wbb 2
+
wa a wb ( x a )
2(a + b)
2(a + b)

xa
M b b = Ay x + wa a x + wb ( x a )
+M =0
2

2
x a)
wa a (a + 2b)
(
( x a)
a
a
wbb 2

M = Ay x wa a x wb
=
+
x wa a x wb
2
2
2
2
2(a + b)

2(a + b)
2

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7.4 For the simply supported beam subjected to the

(a) Derive equations for the shear force V and the
bending moment M for any location in the beam.
(Place the origin at point A.)
(b) Plot the shear-force and bending-moment
diagrams for the beam using the derived functions.

Fig. P7.4

Solution
Beam equilibrium:
a

b
M C = wa a b + + wbb Ay (a + b) = 0
2

2
w a(a + 2b) + wbb 2
Ay = a
2(a + b)

b
a

M A = wa a wbb a + + C y (a + b) = 0
2
2

2
w a + wbb(2a + b)
Cy = a
2(a + b)
Section a-a:
For the interval 0 x < a:

Fy = Ay wa x V = 0

V = wa x + Ay = wa x +

wa a(a + 2b) + wbb 2

2(a + b)

x
M a a = Ay x + wa x + M = 0
2
M =

wa x 2
w x 2 w a(a + 2b) + wbb 2
+ Ay x = a + a
x
2
2
2(a + b)

Section b-b:
For the interval a x < b:
Fy = Ay wa a wb ( x a) V = 0
V = Ay wa a wb ( x a)
=

wa a (a + 2b)
wbb 2
+
wa a wb ( x a )
2(a + b)
2(a + b)

xa
M b b = Ay x + wa a x + wb ( x a )
+M =0
2

2
x a)
wa a (a + 2b)
(
( x a)
a
a
wbb 2

M = Ay x wa a x wb
=
+
x wa a x wb
2
2
2
2
2(a + b)

2(a + b)
2

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(b) Shear-force and bending-moment diagrams

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(a) Derive equations for the shear force V and the
bending moment M for any location in the beam.
(Place the origin at point A.)
(b) Plot the shear-force and bending-moment
diagrams for the beam using the derived functions.

Fig. P7.5

Solution
Beam equilibrium:
wL
Fy = 0 + By = 0
2
w L L
M B = 0 + M B = 0
2 3

w0 L
2
w L2
MB = 0
6
By =

Section a-a:

Fy =
M a a

w0 x x
V = 0
L 2

w x x x
= 0 + M = 0
L 2 3

V =

w0 x 2
2L

w0 x3
M =
6L

(b) Shear-force and bending-moment diagrams

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7.6 For the simply supported beam shown,

(a) Derive equations for the shear force V and the
bending moment M for any location in the beam.
(Place the origin at point A.)
(b) Plot the shear-force and bending-moment
diagrams for the beam using the derived functions.
(c) Determine the location and the magnitude of the
maximum bending moment.

Fig. P7.6

Solution
Beam equilibrium:

w0 L L
=0
2 3

Ay =

w0 L
6

w0 L 2 L

=0
2 3

By =

w0 L
3

M B = Ay L +
M A = B y L

Section a-a:

w0 x x
w0 L w0 x 2
Fy = Ay

V = 0
V =
6
2L
L 2
V =
M a a

w0 L w0 x 2

6
2L

w0 x x x
w0 Lx w0 x 3
= Ay x +
+
+M =0
+ M =
6
6L
L 2 3
M =

w0 x 3 w0 Lx
+
6L
6

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(c) Location and magnitude of maximum bending moment:

The maximum bending moment is located at the location where V = 0. Therefore, the maximum
bending moment occurs at:
w L w x2
V = 0 0 =0
6
2L
w0 x 2 w0 L
=
2L
6

x =

L2
L
=
= 0.577350 L
3
3

Substitute this value of x into the bending moment equation to determine the moment magnitude:
w0 x3 w0 Lx
+
M =
6L
6
w (0.577350 L)3 w0 L(0.577350 L)
M max = 0
+
= 0.064150w0 L2
6L
6

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