2nd September 2018


What is meant by hinged support?

A Hinged beam support can resist both vertical and horizontal forces but not a moment. They will allow the structural member to rotate, but not to translate in any direction. The representation of a hinged support includes both horizontal and vertical forces. Hinged supported beam also called pinned supported beam.

Considering this, what is a fixed supported beam?

A beam that is supported at both ends. It allows neither vertical movement nor rotation at the supports. This is the basic difference between a fixed beam and simply supported beam.

What is the difference between roller support and hinge support?

Pinned Support and Reactions in a Structure. Pinned support or hinged support can resists both vertical and horizontal forces but they cannot resist moment. It means hinged support is restrained against translation.
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