Various beams react differently to the load acted on them, let us go through following 2 beams
- Simply Supported beams & Continuous beams
For simply supported beams,
Compression acts on the top side whereas tension acts on the bottom side.
- Cantilever Beams
Cantilever beams react differently than continuous beams, In Cantilever beams, compression acts on the bottom side where as tension acts on the top side