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Beam Deflection Calculator

Select beam type, load type, and enter the necessary entities. The tool will readily let you know how much deflection is there in the beam.

Make use of our beam deflection calculator to find maximum deflection of the beam (simple-supported or cantilever) after a certain load is carried on it. Calculates the effect of beam bending depending upon the magnitude and location of the object placed on it.

How To Calculate Beam Deflection?

Following beam deflection formulas will help you out in determining the respective beam deflections for certain loads it carries:

Simply-Supported Beam:

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{PL^{3}}{48EI}$$

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{Pb\left(3L^{2}-4b^{2}\right)}{48EI}$$

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{5wL^{4}}{384EI}$$

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{0.00652wL^{4}}{EI}$$

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{wL^{4}}{120EI}$$

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{ML^{2}}{9\sqrt{3}EI}$$

Cantilever Beam:

For these specific types of beam, our steel i beam deflection calculator different equations that are as follows:

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{PL^{3}}{3EI}$$

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{Pa^{2}\left(3L-a\right)}{6EI}$$

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{wL^{4}}{30EI}$$

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{11wL^{4}}{120EI}$$

$$𝛿_{max}=\dfrac{ML^{2}}{2EI}$$

How to Use This Beam Deflection Calculator?

To use this beam deflection calculator, follow the below-mentioned steps:

• Select the “Beam Type” and “Load Type.”
• Enter the length of the span and the point load.
• Input the modulus of elasticity and moment of inertia.
• Hit the “calculate” button.

References:

From the source of Wikipedia: Deflection (engineering), Beam deflection for various loads and supports, Units From the source of Lumen Learning: Stress, Strain, and Elastic Modulus, Tensile or Compressive Stress, Bulk Stress