Engineering Mechanics of Solids:
Point Load

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The goal of the exercise is to show the effect on the shear force and bending moment distribution of "smoothing" out the distribution of a load acting at a point on the beam.


  • Click on the "point load" at the right.
  • Drag either left or right distribute the load.
  • Observe the smoothing of the shear force and bending moment distributions.
  • Click "Go Again" to clear the graphs..


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