continuous beam


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continuous beam

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ′bēm]
(civil engineering)
A beam resting upon several supports, which may be in the same horizontal plane.
A beam having several spans in one straight line; generally has at least three supports.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

continuous beam

A beam that is continuous over intermediate supports and thus statically indeterminate; as opposed to a simply supported beam. See also: Beam
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continuous beam

A beam which extends over three or more supports, joined together so that, for a given load on one span, the effect on the other spans can be calculated.
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(1982, 1983) 1B2 500 3.86 2B1 * 400 3.29 Washa and Fluck (1952, 1956) A1/4 912 25.63 A2/5 912 25.63 A3/6 912 25.63 B1/4 912 7.25 B2/5 912 7.25 B3/6 912 7.25 C1/4 912 6.01 C2/5 912 6.01 C3/6 912 6.01 D1/4 912 6.06 D2/5 912 6.06 D3/6 912 6.06 E1/4 912 1.97 E2/5 912 1.97 E3/6 912 1.97 X1/4 * 912 6.44 X2/5 * 912 6.44 X3/6 * 912 6.44 Y1/4 * 912 5.35 Y2/5 * 912 5.35 Y3/6 * 912 5.35 Z1/4 * 912 1.77 Z2/5 * 912 1.77 Z3/6 * 912 1.77 * Continuous beam or slab.
This result indicates that the proposed CSIW structure has the ability of continuous beam scanning from backward to forward, thanks to the left-hand characteristic enabled by the rectangular ring slots.
[3] analyzed the seismic vulnerability of typical three-span continuous beam highway bridge in east-central United States
In [27], a study is conducted using continuous beam models and results are given for the 4 first linear modes shapes.
It can be concluded from the relation (6), which in laminated beams, as in the continuous beams, tensions adjustment section is distributed linearly.
Mahzoon, "Using spectral element method for analyzing continuous beams and bridges subjected to a moving load," Applied Mathematical Modelling, vol.
Press once for continuous beam, twice for pulsing beam (easier to spot in moderate to bright light), and a third time to turn off.
They can be modified to provide a continuous beam, but the pulsating beam is so quick and easy to pick up I can't see any reason to switch.
By using [.sup.3]He, a 1/v absorption gas, each axial region captures neutrons of a different energy range, providing an energy-sensitive detection scheme especially useful at continuous beam sources.
The possibility of positive moments at the interior supports is counterintuitive for most engineers, since most types of loading commonly applied to continuous beam structures typically are gravity-induced and create negative moments at interior supports.
Herbaceous stems Continuous beam. Stem must maintain upright position for photosynthesis, so self- supporting.

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