# Beam with two point loads and two distributed loads¶

This example demonstrates some functionality of the beambending package.

## Specifications¶

A beam resting on two supports at x=2 m and x=7 m, with the following applied loads:

a downward force of 20 kN at x=3 m;

a force of 10 kN pointing right, also at x=3 m;

a downward distributed load of 20 kN/m on 0 <= x <= 2 m;

a downward distributed load of 10 kN/m on 3 m <= x <= 9 m

## Results¶

The figure below shows the load case corresponding to the description above. The resulting diagrams are respectively:

a schematic of the beam and its applied (external) loads 1 ,

a normal force diagram: \(\mathbf{N(x)}\),

a shear force diagram \(\mathbf{V(x)}\), and

a bending moment diagram \(\mathbf{M(x)}\).

- 1
The x-coordinates of the point loads are marked with green arrows, but magnitudes are not displayed in the beam schematic in order to keep the figure clean and simple.

## Code¶

```
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""Example 1: Shear force and bending moment diagrams for a beam subjected to
both point loads and distributed loads.
"""
import os
from beambending import Beam, DistributedLoadV, PointLoadH, PointLoadV, x
def example_1():
"""Run example 1"""
beam = Beam(9) # Initialize a Beam object of length 9 m
beam.pinned_support = 2 # x-coordinate of the pinned support
beam.rolling_support = 7 # x-coordinate of the rolling support
beam.add_loads((
PointLoadH(10, 3), # 10 kN pointing right, at x=3 m
PointLoadV(-20, 3), # 20 kN downwards, at x=3 m
DistributedLoadV(-10, (3, 9)), # 10 kN/m, downwards, for 3 m <= x <= 9 m
DistributedLoadV(-20 + x**2, (0, 2)), # variable load, for 0 <= x <= 2 m
))
fig = beam.plot()
# save the png and add it to the documentation
mod_path = os.path.dirname(os.path.abspath(__file__)) # current module
save_name = os.path.basename(__file__).replace('.py', '.png') # file name
save_path = os.path.join(mod_path, save_name)
fig.savefig(save_path, transparent=True)
if __name__ == '__main__': # call function when run as script
example_1()
```