What is a Cantilever Beam?
Unsupported at one end and free at the other, a cantilever beam is a rigid structural component. Steel or concrete can be used to create the cantilever beam, which has one end that is cast or fastened to a vertical support. Its free end exposed to vertical loads is a horizontal beam structure. A beam with one end fixed and the other free is known as a cantilever beam. The fixed support stops the beam's displacement and rotation at that end. The overhanging feature is made possible by cantilever beams without any additional support. The cantilever transfers the load from the beam's free end to the support, where it exerts the sheer force [V] and the bending moment [B.M.] at the fixed end.
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