Learn: Types of beam: in strength of material, Cantilever beam, Simply supported beams, Overhanging beam, Fixed beams,and Continuous beam.
The following are the Important types of beam
Types of Beam
1. Cantilever beam,
2. Simply supported beam,
3. Overhanging beam,
4. Fixed beams, and
5. Continuous beam.
1. Cantilever beam
A beam which is fixed at one end and free at the other end, is known as cantilever beam. Such beam is shown in Fig.
2. Simply Supported beam
A beam supported or resting freely on the supports at its both ends, is known as simply supported beam. Such beam is shown in Fig.
3. Overhanging Beam
If the end portion of a beam is extended beyond the support, such beam is known as overhanging beam. Overhanging beam is shown in Fig.
4. Fixed Beam
A beam whose both ends are fixed or built-in walls, is known as fixed beam. Such beam is shown in Fig. A fixed beam is also known as a built-in or encastred beam.
A beam which is provided more than two supports as shown in Fig. is known as continuous beam.