Beam Deflection and Stress Formula and Calculators
Area Moment of Inertia Equations & Calculators
Structural Beam Deflection, Stress, Bending Equations and calculator for a Continuous Beam, with Two Unequal Spans, Unequal, Uniform Loads.
R_{1} = Load Left Point
R_{2} = Load Right Point
R = Load Center
Open: Load at R_{1}, R_{2}, and R Calculator
Section Modulus Z
Z = I/z
I = Moment of inertia Cross Section : Units in^{4} (m^{4})
z = Distance neutral axis to extreme fiber: Units in (m)
General Stress at any Given Point
Open: Stress at any Given Point Calculator
Stress at Critical Locations/Points
Open: Stress at Critical Points Calculator
Deflection at any Point
Open: Deflection at Defined Points Calculator
Where:
E = 
Modulus of Elasticity 
psi 
(N/mm^{2)} 
I = 
Area Moment of Inertia 
in^{4} 
(mm^{4)} 
W = 
Load 
lbs 
(N) 
s = 
Stress at the crosssection being evaluated 
Lbs/in^{2} 
(N/mm^{2}) 
y = 
Deflection 
inches 
(mm) 
x = 
Some distance as indicated 
inches 
(mm) 
u = 
Some distance as indicated 
inches 
(mm) 
a, b = 
Some distance as indicated 
inches 
(mm) 
L = 
Some distance as indicated 
inches 
(mm) 
= 
Some distance as indicated 
inches 
(mm) 
Z = 
section modulus of the crosssection of the beam = I/z 
in^{3} 
(mm^{3)} 
z = 
distance from neutral axis to extreme fiber (edge) 
inches 
(mm) 
 Please note letter "" (lower case "L") is different than "I" (Moment of Inertia).
 Deflections apply only to constant cross sections along entire length.
References:
 Any Machinery's Handbook published since 1931 or,
 Machinery's Handbook, 21st Edition
 Machinery's Handbook, 23st Edition
 Machinery's Handbook, 27st Edition
