26th October 2019

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What is a simple beam?

A simply supported beam is a type of beam that has pinned support at one end and roller support at the other end. Depending on the load applied, it undergoes shearing and bending. It is the one of the simplest structural elements in existence.

What is the meaning of a beam of light?

A light beam or beam of light is a directional projection of light energy radiating from a light source. Sunlight forms a light beam (a sunbeam) when filtered through media such as clouds, foliage, or windows.

What are beams and columns?

If you keep it horizontally it is called a Beam which carries the loads by bending, simply called flexure. If you keep it vertically forms a Column which carries load by undergoing compression. If you keep it in an inclined fashion it is called a Strut which carries horizontal and vertical components of forces.
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