The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 22 (1944) > Issues > Issue 7 > Continuous Beam Analysis by Focal Points
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Continuous Beam Analysis by Focal Points

THE use of focal points in the analysis of continuous beams is not new, but the construction given below is quicker and simpler than those in general use; it is applicable to a uniform* continuous beam of any number of equal or unequal spans. The method will first be demonstrated by an example of a three-span beam (Fig. 1.) The beam is simply supported at A, B and C, and built in horizontally at D. R.E. Bowles and R.J. Cornish

Author(s): Bowles, R E;Cornish, R J