Beams and Columns

This always comes up in the practice questions, what is a needle beam and what are they used for? Basically, these are temporary beams, used to hold up a structure while structural work is being done.  These needle beams are often used to hold up a house/building/structure, while doing foundation work.  If you have to See the full article →

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Here you'll find some common relationships with load, shear and moment diagrams to help you get a feel for how loads affect the "graphic output."  This can help when solving problems, because it can give you a better idea of what to solve for and what is correct when you are working through problems.  Also See the full article →

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Lesson 2, Example # 1 (part I) Lesson 2, Example #1 (part II) Lesson 2, Example #2 (part I)   Lesson 2, Example #2 (part II) Lesson 2, Example #3 Lesson 2, Example #4 Lesson 2, Example #5 (part I) Lesson 2, Example #5 (part II) For lesson 2, examples #6-8 See Simple Truss Analysis See the full article →

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