## Beam-Bending-and-Deflection

version 1.0.2 (298 KB) by
Learn how to solve beam problems using the Symbolic Math Toolbox™.

Updated 21 Jun 2022

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# Beam Bending and Deflection

Curriculum Module
Created with R2022a. Compatible with R2022a and later releases.

## Description

This curriculum module teaches how to solve beam bending and deflection problems analytically using the Symbolic Math Toolbox™. In the first script, you'll learn how to solve for beam support reactions and moments. In the second script, you'll solve for beam deflections using symbolic integration and create plots of the results. Throughout the module, there are short activities that introduce you to the Symbolic Math Toolbox capabilities.

The exercise solutions are available upon instructor request. If you would like to request solutions or have a question, contact the MathWorks online teaching team.

Get started with the Beam Bending and Deflection curriculum module by downloading and unzipping the repository. Then, double-click one of the live scripts to open it in MATLAB.

## Details

`Part1_BeamBending.mlx`

Learning Goals:

• Solve for beam support reactions symbolically.
• Solve for the moment function of a loaded beam.
• Plot shear and moment diagrams.
• Compute the bending stress in a loaded beam.

`Part2_BeamDeflection.mlx`

Learning Goals:

• Solve boundary value problems using symbolic math.
• Identify boundary conditions for different types of beam supports.
• Solve for deflections of loaded beams.
• Visualize beam deflections.

## Suggested Prework

MATLAB Onramp – a free two-hour introductory tutorial that teaches the essentials of MATLAB.

## Products

MATLAB, Symbolic Math Toolbox™

The license for this module is available in the LICENSE.md file in this GitHub repository.

## Educator Resources

### Cite As

Chad Allie (2022). Beam-Bending-and-Deflection (https://github.com/MathWorks-Teaching-Resources/Beam-Bending-and-Deflection/releases/tag/v1.0.2), GitHub. Retrieved .

##### MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2022a
Compatible with R2022a and later releases
##### Platform Compatibility
Windows macOS Linux