Numerical - Bending moment, given simply supported beam?

Q.  What is the maximum bending moment acting on simply supported beam shown below?
- Published on 21 Sep 15

a. 2000 Nm
b. 3000 Nm
c. 4000 Nm
d. 6000 Nm

ANSWER: 3000 Nm


  • Sravanthi   -Posted on 24 Nov 15

    - Bending moment diagram for simply supported beam is as shown above. The formula used to calculate bending moment at central point load is given as:

    M = W/2 x (L/2) = WL/4

    Given: Load (W) = 600 N, Length of beam (L) = 20 m

    Formula: Bending moment (M) = WL/4


    Substituting the given values, we get

    Bending moment (M) = WL/4

    = (600 x 20) / 4

    = 3000 Nm

    Bending moment (M) for simply supported beam is 3000 Nm.

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