A Beginner's Guide to Structural Mechanics/Analysis Continuous Beam Analysis (c) 2007, 2008 T. Bartlett Quimby 

Section CB.6 Homework Problems Last Revised: 08/02/2008 Problem CB.1: The five span beam shown in Figure CB6.1 is geometrically symmetric and has a constant EI. Assume that the beams are three times stiffer than each of the columns. All spans are subjected to a uniformly distributed load of 2.5 k/ft. Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the beam. Figure CB6.1
Problem CB.2: A four span continuous beam is simply supported. The span lengths and applied uniformly distributed loads are given below. Assume a constant EI for the beam. Draw the moment envelope assuming that the live load is uniquely placed so as to cause maximum effect for each location on the beam.
