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Reference Tables and Data BEAM SUPPORT CONDITIONS Cantilever Beams P P a V max. = P V max. = W WL M max. = 2 3 max. = WL 8EI L L M max. = PL max. = V PL3 3EI V M b V max. = P L M max. = Pb 2 max. = Pb (3L-b) 6EI V M M Simple Beams L P P 2 R= L R R V P 2 R= L P 2 PL M max. = 4 3 PL max. = 48EI V max. = M R R V a W 2 W 2 WL M max. = 8 3 5WL max. = 384EI V max. = M b L R1 R1= Pb L Pa R2= L R2 V max. = Pa L Pab M max. = L Pab(a+2b) 3a(a+2b) max. = 27EIL V M Beams Fixed At One End & Supported At The Other L P P 2 L 11P 16 3PL M max. = 16 R1 V max. = V PL3 max. = 0.009317 EI L R1 5W 8 WL M max. = 8 3L 8 M 2 R1= Pb3 (a+2L) 2L b L V max. = V max. at x = 0.447L M a 3W R1= 8 5P R1= 16 Pa 2 2 R2 R2= 3 (3L -a ) 2L R1 V M at point of load = R1a max. at x = 0.4215L 3 max. = WL 185EI 3L 4 M at fixed end = Pab (a+L) 2L3 M Beams Fixed At Both Ends L P 2 P P 2 PL M max. = 8 3 max. = PL 192EI V max. = L V W 2 WL M max. = 12 3 max. = WL 384EI 2 R1= Pb (3a+b) L3 b a V max. = L V L R1 2 R2 R2= Pa3 (a+3b) L V 2 M1 = Pab L2 2 M R – Reaction M – Moment P – Concentrated Load Unistrut – The Original Metal Framing M W – Total Uniform Load V – Shear L – Length M1 M2 M2 = Pa2 b L – Deflection E – Modulus of Elasticity I – Moment of Inertia 17