Types of Loading on Beams

Different types loading on Beams

A beam may be subjected to following types of loads

  1. Point load or Concentrated Load : A load which is acting at a point of a beam is known as Point load or concentrated load.
  2. Uniformly Distributed Load (UDL) : A load which is spread over a beam in such a manner that each unit length is loaded to the same extent, is known as Uniformly Distributed Load, also known UDL.
  3. Uniformly Varying Load (UVL) :  A load which is spread over a length of beam, in such a manner that it varies uniformly on each unit length, is known as uniformly varying load. Sometimes, the load is zero at one end and increases uniformly to the other. Such a load is known as triangular load. Uniformly Varying Load is also called as UVL.