Show simple item record Shine, S.J. Sebusang, S.E.M. 2011-06-03T10:09:40Z 2011-06-03T10:09:40Z 2004
dc.identifier.citation Shine, S.J. & Sebusang, S.E.M. (2004) Using MATLAB as a teaching and learning tool for the beam bending problems in mechanics, Botswana Journal of Technology, Vol.13, No.2, pp.12-19 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1019 1593
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a MATLAB solution for the shear force, bending movement, and deflection as continuous functions of the distance measured from the left and support for a simply supported beam carrying concentrated and uniformly distributed loads. The solution has been cast in such a way that it can be easily modified for the beam to carry any number of these loads. The solution provides an easy way of determining the maximun values of the functions and their locations.Using numerical values for a particular loading, the solution and graphs for the above functions are presented as obtained from an actual MATLAB script, which has been included at the end of the paper in appendix. The reader who has access to MATLAB is encouraged to use the script to verify the results presented. Also mechanics lectures who are involved in engineering undergraduate education will find the script very useful in terms of demostrating the effect of various concentrated and uniform loads on simply supported beans. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Botswana, en_US
dc.subject Standard beams en_US
dc.subject MATLAB scripts en_US
dc.subject numerical solutions en_US
dc.subject engineering education en_US
dc.title Using MATLAB as a teaching and learning tool for beam bending problems in mechanics en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US

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