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Summary of key points

1. The three-moment equation can be applied at any three points in any beam. It will determine the relation among the moments at
these points.
2. The terms 6Aa/L and 6Ab/L refer to the moment diagram by parts resulting from the simply supported loads between any two
3. The heights h1 and h3 from the equation

6A1 a1 6A2 b 2 h1 h3
M1 L1 + 2M2 (L1 + L2 ) + M3 L2 + + = 6EI ( + )
L1 L2 L1 L2

refer to the respective vertical distance of points 1 and 3 from point 2. The height h is positive if above point 2 and negative if below
it.

Problem 859
Determine the value of EI under P in Fig. P-859. What is the result if P is replaced by a clockwise couple M?

Solution 859

M1 = 0

M2 = P b

M3 = 0

h1 = 0

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| h3 | = 3

6A1 a1 6A2 b 2 h1 h3
M1 L1 + 2M2 (L1 + L2 ) + M3 L2 + + = 6EI ( + )
L1 L2 L1 L2

h3
0 + 2(P b)(a + b) + 0 + 0 + 0 = 6EI (0 + )
b

6EI h3
2P bL =
b

EI h3 = 2P Lb /3
2

Thus,
EI 3 = P Lb /3
2

If P is replaced by a clockwise couple M

M1 = 0

M2 = M

M3 = M

h1 = 0

| h3 | =

6A1 a1 6A2 b 2 h1 h3
M1 L1 + 2M2 (L1 + L2 ) + M3 L2 + + = 6EI ( + )
L1 L2 L1 L2

h3
0 + 2(M )(a + b) + (M )(b) + 0 + 0 = 6EI (0 + )
b

6EI h3
2M L M b =
b

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6EI h3
M (b + 2L) =
b

EI h3 = M b(b + 2L)/6 point 3 is below point 2

Thus,
EI 3 = M b(b + 2L)/6 answer

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Problem 860 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation

Problem 861 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 862 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 863 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 864 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 865 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 866 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 867 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 868 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 869 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 870 | Beam Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 871 | Continuous Beam with Spring End-Support
Problem 872 | Continuous Beam with Spring End-Support

Problem 856 | Continuous Beams with Fixed Ends up

Problem 860 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation

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Strength of Materials

Chapter 01 - Simple Stresses

Chapter 02 - Strain
Chapter 03 - Torsion
Chapter 04 - Shear and Moment in Beams
Chapter 05 - Stresses in Beams
Chapter 06 - Beam Deflections
Chapter 07 - Restrained Beams
Chapter 08 - Continuous Beams
The Three-Moment Equation
Reactions of Continuous Beams | Shear Diagrams
Continuous Beams with Fixed Ends
Deflections Determined by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 860 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 861 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 862 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 863 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 864 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 865 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 866 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 867 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 868 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 869 | Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 870 | Beam Deflection by Three-Moment Equation
Problem 871 | Continuous Beam with Spring End-Support
Problem 872 | Continuous Beam with Spring End-Support
The Moment Distribution Method

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Chapter 09 - Combined Stresses

Chapter 10 - Reinforced Beams

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