**What is a Beam Loading Calculator**?

A “Beam Loading Calculator” is a tool that helps analyze the effects of various loads on a beam, such as point loads, distributed loads, and moments.

It calculates reactions at supports and provides information on maximum deflection.

**Why use a Beam Loading Calculator**?

Using this calculator is important for several reasons:

- Structural analysis: Helps engineers understand how different loads affect beams and supports.
- Design considerations: Guides the design of beams to ensure they can safely support the expected loads.
- Deflection analysis: Assists in determining the maximum deflection of a beam under applied loads.

## Beam Loading Calculator

**How to Use the Beam Loading Calculator:**

- Select the type of beam (cantilever, simply supported, fixed end).
- Enter the length of the beam in feet.
- Enter the point load, distributed load, and applied moment (if any).
- Click the "Calculate" button.
- The calculator estimates the reactions at the supports and the maximum deflection of the beam.

**Example Calculation:**

- Beam Type: Simply Supported
- Beam Length: 10 feet
- Point Load: 500 pounds
- Distributed Load: 100 pounds per foot
- Applied Moment: 0 pound-feet

After clicking "Calculate," the calculator will provide the reactions at the supports and the maximum deflection for the specified conditions.

Adjust the input values as needed for your specific beam and load conditions.

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