# Draw The Shear And Moment Diagrams For The Beam

Friday, February 26, 2021

*Edit***Draw The Shear And Moment Diagrams For The Beam**. Draw the shear and moment diagram for the beam shown in figure. Shear and bending moment diagrams depict the variation of these quantities along the length of the member.

Shear force and bending moment diagram of simply supported beam can be drawn by first calculating value of shear force and bending moment. The bending moment diagram should be continuous - no steps. Drawing bending moment for UDL also follow the same principles but changes slightly.

### This is an example problem that will show you how to graphically draw a shear and moment diagram for a beam.

To do it properly you should consider a point at between A and B, at distance x from A say, and calculate the bending moment there.

Draw the moment diagram below the shear diagram. We will see thatV(x) and M(x) will be discontinuous functions when multiple loads are. Use this beam span calculator to determine the reactions at the supports, draw the shear and moment diagram for the beam and calculate the deflection of a steel or wood beam.