Tension & Compression on beams

Various beams react differently to the load acted on them, let us go through following 2 beams

  • Simply Supported beams & Continuous beams

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For simply supported beams,

Compression acts on the top side whereas tension acts on the bottom side.
  • Cantilever Beams

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Cantilever beams react differently than continuous beams,

In Cantilever beams, compression acts on the bottom side where as tension acts on the top side
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