Shear effect on Beams

Shear effect on short beams

A small case study which presents the limits of classical beam theory. 

The following topics are discussed:

  • Comparison between analytical and numerical results
    • Deflection
    • Normal stresses
    • Shear stresses
  • Singularities and St Venant’s principle
  • 1D and 3D beam analysis
  • Shear effect on displacement and stresses
  • Small checklist for correct numerical results (static case)


For further details see the following document:  shearEffectBeams.pdf