Stresses In Beam

App for visualizing stress in a beam cross-section
Aktualisiert 4. Aug 2020

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This app is useful for gaining intuition on the internal stresses in a beam. A 3D cross-section and a 2D representation or this cross-section is shown. The user can change the shear force to see how this changes the internal stresses. The user can also make horizontal cuts in the cross section to see the shear stress on the horizontal surface.

This app allows the user to see how the stress, forces, and moments relate in multiple ways: The change in moment relates to the shear force through balance of moments, the shear stress on the vertical surface makes up the shear force, the normal stress makes up the moment, and the shear stress on the horizontal force relates to the normal stress through balance of forces.

The app could be a helpful tool for engineering students and could aid in explaining concepts.

Run STRESS_IN_BEAM to use app.

Zitieren als

Ephraim Bryski (2024). Stresses In Beam (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Abgerufen .

Kompatibilität der MATLAB-Version
Erstellt mit R2020a
Kompatibel mit allen Versionen
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Version Veröffentlicht Versionshinweise

Made arrows 3D


Corrected sign


Used spinners instead of sliders for specific values
User can change moments on both sides instead of shear
Made 2D image clearer
User can select to view specific stresses as well as all stresses


Added image, corrected description, changed file names for clarity