Midspan Point Loaded Simple Beam


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Load on Beam(pounds)
Span of Beam (inches)
Width of Beam
Depth of Beam
Maximum Allowable Fiberstress in Bending (PSI)
Modulus of Elasticity (million PSI)
Maximum Allowable Horizontal Shear (PSI)
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Fiberstress in BendingDeflection Horizontal shear
Max Moment (ft-lbs) Deflection (inches) Shear (PSI)
Section Modulus Required Max 1/360 (Floor) Section Required
Section Modulus Input Max 1/240 (Roof) Section Input
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