Free Online Beams with Internal Hinges Calculator

1.Introduction

So do you want to learn how to calculate any structure with Internal Hinges ?

In this tutorial , we will explain this structure and we walk you through creation of this project step by step with the help of this powerful Beams calculator.

In the end of this tutorial , you will be able to design and calculate any structure with Internal Hinges and get all the analysis you need easily.

You can check out the full project in this link .So let's start it

2.Design Structure

Nodes

Define nodes with these coordinates

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Bars

Define bars with these start and end nodes

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Supports

Apply support pinned to node 1 and 5

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Rleases

the structure has internal hinge between the end of bar 2 and the start of bar 3

So,apply release F-P to bar 2 and P-F to bar 3

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Sections

Define I section s1 with steel material and these dimensions.

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apply section s1 to all beams using the shortcut: *

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3.Apply Loads

Point Loads

Define Point Loads P with magnitude of 40 kilonewton in direction of X.

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Apply Point Load P to node 2

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Distributed Loads

Define Uniform Loads :

  • q1 with magnitude of 10 Kilo-newton per meter in direction of X in global system
  • q2 with magnitude of -50 Kilo-newton per meter in direction of Z in global system.
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Apply Uniform Load q1 to bar 1 and Uniform Load q2 to bars 2 and 3

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4.Calculate And Get Results

Calculate

Verify your structure and click solve to start calculate

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Reactions

the reactions of the structure equal to :

  • -12.5 kilonewton in direction of X and 95.8 kilonewton in direction of Z in node 1
  • -77.5 kilonewton in direction of X and 204.2 kilonewton in direction of Z in node 5
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Displacements

The maximum displacement of the structure equal to :

  • 8.1 millimetre in direction of X in node 2
  • -5.6 millimetre in direction of Z in node 3
  • -0.16 degrees in direct rotation in node 5
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Detailed Analysis

the length of beam 4 equal to 5 m and its section s1 has Area equal to 220 cm2 and Inertia(Iy) equal to 136846 cm4

The maximum bending moment is 387.5 kilonewton meter at the start of bar 4 (x=0 [m])

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5.Conclusion:

Now you become able to design and calculate any structure with Internal Hinges and get all the results you need.

If you have any questions or comments don't hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for following this tutorial until next time.