# 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