A Beginner's Guide to Structural Mechanics/Analysis

Continuous Beam Analysis

(c) 2007, 2008 T. Bartlett Quimby

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Section CB.5

Example Problems

Last Revised: 08/01/2008

The example problems presented in this section have a spreadsheet solution.  You will need this file to follow along with the presented solutions.  You can click on the following link to get the file:

Chapter CB:  Excel Spreadsheet Solutions

Example Problem CB.1

This problem presents a solution to a three span continuous beam with integral supporting columns.  The spreadsheet solution will allow the user to change certain variables that will allow the investigation of the sensitivity of the method to various parameters.  The end moments and shears are used to develop the shear and moment diagrams.

No example problem is provided here for influential superposition since that was done in some detail in Section CB.4.1.