ERAMCA Project Reference: 609574-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

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Unit 02 Beam Introduction

The beam is the most common structural element used in engineering and architecture. The study of its behavior is the main object of the course. A beam is a structural element with one dimensions (length) larger than the others This property make it possible: • reduce the complexity of a three-dimensional problem • describe the behavior of the beam is based on the knowledge of the longitudinal axis position (and from external loads and constraints)