1.1 Part 1: To plot Shear force influence line.1.2 Part 2: To verify the use of a shear force influence on a simply supported beam
Moving loads on beams are common features of design. Many road bridges areconstructed from beam, and as such have to be designed to carry a knife edgeload, or a string of wheel loads, or a uniformly distributed load, or perhaps theworst combination of all three. The method of solving the problem is to useinfluence lines.
Defination: Shear influence line is defined as a line representing the changes inshear force at a section of a beam when a unit load moves on the beamPart 1: This Experiment examines how shear force varies at a cut section as a unitload moves from one end to another (see Figure 1). From the diagram, shear forceinfluence line equation can be written.
For 0 ≤ x ≤
a shear line is given by:
= − x/ L…………… (1)For
≤ x ≤
shear line is given by:
= 1− x L. ………… (2)