# Tutorial 6 -- Shear and Moment Diagrams Questions and Solutions [ 11 Questions

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Question 1 (Example 6.7) ● Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the beam shown below.

Note: fixed support, a concentrated force (No distributed load No couple moment). load, moment)
Procedure for analysis (R.S.F.P.) Determine Support Reactions; Separate x and determine shear and moment Functions; Plot Shear and Moment Diagrams.
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M=-PL and at x=L. V=P. . At x=0. 4 2 . The unknown shear and moment are indicated acting in positive and negative senses of the right-hand face of the segment.. V=P. . we can determine the support reactions as shown in Figure (b).Question 1(Solution) Step 1: Support Reactions.. M=0. By drawing a FBD of the beam and applying the equations of equilibrium. The FDB of a beam segment of length x is shown in the figure... Shear and Moment Functions. +  M = 0. M x V 3 Question 1(Solution) (continued) Applying the equations of equilibrium V=P +↑  Fy = 0. M =Px-PL =Px PL = P(x-L) P(x L) x M V Step 3: Shear and Moment Diagrams. The shear diagram represents a plot of the first equation and the moment diagram represents a plot of the second equation. Step 2: Coordinates.

. Note: fixed support. 5 Question 2 (Solution)(continued) Step 2: Coordinates. as shown in the figure..Question 2 (Example 6. Applying the equations of equilibrium +↑  Fy = 0. . Solution Step 1: Support Reactions.. . M =M0 M x Step p 3: Shear and Moment Diagrams. g 6 3 . No distributed load). The unknown moment is indicated acting in positive sense. Shear and Moment Functions. A FDB of a beam segment of length x is shown in the figure. V=0 +  M = 0.9) ● Draw the shear and moment diagrams for beam shown below.. a couple moment (No concentrated force.

Procedure for analysis (R.S.P.Question 3 ●Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the cantilevered beam.F.) 7 Question 3(Solution) Step 1: Support reactions at the fixed point as shown: x Step 2: Separate coordinates and shear and moment functions: Separate into two regions: 8 4 . a couple moment at point B. and a concentrated force at point C. Note: fixed support.

10 5 . Note: the bar has three concentrated forces.Question 3 (Solution)(continued) For the second region: Step 3: Shear and moment diagrams: 9 Question 4 ●The suspender bar supports the 3000N engine. Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the bar.

12 6 .Question 4 (Solution) Steps 1 and 2: Support reactions and separate coordinates: Separate into two regions: 11 Question 4 (Solution)(Continued) Step 3: Plot the shear and moment functions: Shear and moment diagrams: (Two values at the end points).

two couple moments.F. Note: Simply supported beam. (b) set M0=500N m.Question 5 ●Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the beam (a) in terms of the parameters shown.P 13 Question 5 (Solution) (a) Step 1: Support reactions: (The reactions are zero) Step 2: Separate into three regions: 14 7 . Procedure for analysis (R.S. L=8m.

Question 5 (Solution)(continued) | Step 3: Shear and moment | diagrams. | | | | | | | | | | | 15 FBD Question 5 (Solution)(continued) Shear and moment diagrams 16 8 .

a distributed load acting on segment BC. Solution: Step1: Support Reactions: 17 Question 6(Solution) Step 2: Separate into two regions: 18 9 . Note: Simply supported beam.Question 6 ●Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the beam.

S. Procedure for analysis (R.Question 6(Solution)(continued) Step 3: Shear and moment diagrams.) 20 10 . and a distributed load acting on the beam AB.F.P. Note: two couple moments at points A and B. 19 Question 7 ●Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the beam.

Shear and moment functions: FBD of segment 21 Question 7(Solution)(continued) Step 3: Shear and moment diagrams.Question 7(Solution) Step 1: Support reactions: FBD of the beam Step 2: Separate coordinates. 22 11 .

a concentrated force at point C. 23 Question 8(Solution) Step 1: Support reactions as shown in the figure: Step 2: Separate coordinates. C and a distributed load on AB AB. shear and moment functions: Separate into two regions: For Ans Ans 24 12 .Question 8 ●Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the beam. Note: a couple moment at point C.

-133.75 .75*x + 40*8*(x-4) .40*8 + 206.25*x + M =0 M = 20*x -370 (kN. Or take the FBD of the right part (why?): For Ans Ans 25 Question 8(Solution)(continued) Step 3: Shear and moment diagrams 26 13 .Question 8(Solution)(continued) Take the FBD of the left part (recommended): 133.206.25 – V =0 V = 20kN.m).

2m<x<3m. where 1.2m< x < 3.Question 9 (Problem 6-21) ● Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the beam and determine the shear and moment in the beam as functions of x. Segment 2: For 1.2m. Solution: Step 1: Support reactions and FBD.0m < x < 4. Bending moment: M =-300Nm.0m.2m.25kN. 27 Question 9 (Solution)(continued) ● Step 2: Separate coordinates into three segments: Segment 1: For 0< x <1. YA = YB = 2. Segment 3: For 3. Shear force: V=0. 28 14 .

2m<x<3. Can you find the errors? ● The shear force function for 1.2m<x<3. V=0N. Bending moment: M = -300Nm. 29 Question 9 (Solution) (continued) ● Check whether the functions for shear force and bending moment are correct.5 Nm.Question 9 (Solution)(continued) Shear force. 30 15 . ● Step 3: Shear and moment diagrams.0 should be M =-1250x*x + 5250x – 4800 (Nm) ● The maximum moment should be 712.0 should be V= 5250 – 2500x (N) ● The bending moment function for 1.

The two segments are joined together at B.Question 10 (Problem 6-25) ● Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the beam. 31 Question 10 (Solution) 32 16 .

then draw the shear force and bending moment diagrams for the beam.Question 11 ● Determine the shear force and bending moment throughout the beam as functions of x (the origin of the coordinate is at the left end of the beam). 33 34 17 .