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A beam refers to a structural part designed to bear bending moments and shear forces.

Fixed Types

Cantilever: Fixed on one end and free on the other one.
1. Load at the end
2. Intermediate load
3. Uniform distributed load
4. Triangular Distributed
5. End moment

Fixed: Both ends are fixed
1. Center load
2. Uniform distributed load

Supported Types

Simply Supported: Rests on supports at its ends
1. Center load
2. Intermediate load
3. Uniform distributed load
4. Two loads at equal distances
5. Moment at one support
6. Moment at each support
7. Center moment

Overhang: When one end extends beyond its support

Continuous: Rests on more than two supports


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