Beam

A rigid structural element. A structural element which sustains transverse loading and develops internal forces of bending and shear in resisting the loads.

Reference

BS4:1932 Channels and beams for structural purposes, dimensions and properties of.

ASTM C78/C78M Standard Test Method for Flexural Strength of Concrete

See also: Bending Moments, Girder, Hogging, Hollow Box, Light Beam, Overhang Beam, Precast Concrete, Sagging.

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Subjects: Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering