### EXAMPLE ON ANALYSIS OF 2-SPAN CONTINUOUS BEAM BY MOMENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD(MDM) – EXAMPLE, SERIES(II)

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Download here an attached example solved for two span continuous beam by moment distribution method. In this example, a two span continuous beam in which one span is with uniformly distributed load and another span is loaded by a point load at center. In this example, far end is fixed.

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In this example, i have tried to detailed out analysis of a continuous beam with moment distribution calculating BMD and SFD and i have cleared concept on carry over moment and balancing moment with giving some special notes.

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## One thought on “EXAMPLE ON ANALYSIS OF 2-SPAN CONTINUOUS BEAM BY MOMENT DISTRIBUTION METHOD(MDM) – EXAMPLE, SERIES(II)”

1. Geoff says:

MD or similar hand methods are very useful for 2 span and sometimes 3 span beams. It gives an understanding of the way moments are distributed according to beam stiffness and assumed end conditions and for 2 or 3 spans can be as quick or quicker than using software. Although most software will also then do design checks for the members.
I often find that by the time you have set up the geometry and loading and examined the results and then set up and checked the design of the members and then arranged the output and then printed it you can often produce a hand calculation with the relevant analysis results required for design.
Usually for a 2 or 3 span beam you only design the worst span for moments, shear and deflection which can also be done fairly speedily.
The big advantage of software is if changes are required &/or you want to examine different member sizes.