**What is a Distributed Load Calculator**?

A “Distributed Load Calculator” is a tool that helps analyze the effects of a uniformly distributed load on a beam.

It calculates the reactions at supports and the maximum shear force along the length of the beam.

**Why use a Distributed Load Calculator**?

Using this calculator is important for several reasons:

- Structural analysis: Helps engineers understand the internal forces and reactions in a beam subjected to a distributed load.
- Design considerations: Guides the design of beams to ensure they can safely support distributed loads.
- Load distribution: Assists in determining how a load is distributed along the length of a beam.

## Distributed Load Calculator

**How to use a Distributed Load Calculator**:

- Enter the span length of the beam in feet.
- Enter the intensity of the distributed load in pounds per foot.
- Click the "Calculate" button.
- The calculator estimates the reactions at the supports (A and B) and the maximum shear force along the length of the beam.

**Example calculation**:

If you enter a span length of 10 feet and a load intensity of 100 pounds per foot, the calculator will estimate that the reactions at supports A and B are both 500 pounds, and the maximum shear force along the beam is 500 pounds.

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

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