# A Beam is a Structural Member Which is Subjected to

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Updated on: September 25th, 2023

A beam is a structural member which is subjected to-

1. Axial Tension or Compression
3. Twisting moment.
4. No load, but its axis should be horizontal and the cross-section must be rectangular or circular.

## A beam is a Structural Member which is subjected to Transverse loads and Couples.

Solution

A beam is a structural member which is subjected to Transverse loads and Couples. Transverse load: The loads which act in the transverse direction of a beam are called transverse loads.

• Transverse load when acts on a longitudinal axis generate a Bending moment
• Transverse load when acts on a transverse axis generate Torque

Couple: Two parallel forces having the same magnitude but opposite in nature separated by a perpendicular distance are called couple. If F is the force and d is the perpendicular distance between the two forces then

The magnitude of net moment = F.d

Net force = 0

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