Table of Contents

- What is indeterminate beam and give examples?
- What is determinate beam and indeterminate beam?
- What are indeterminate structures?
- What are the different types of indeterminate beams?
- Which is intermediate beam?
- What is difference between determinate and indeterminate structure?
- What does determinate mean?
- What is the difference between determinate and indeterminate?
- Which beam is statically indeterminate beam?
- What are the types of beam?
- How do you know if a structure is determinate?
- How do you know if a beam is determinate or indeterminate?
- Is a beam statically indeterminate or indeterminate?
- What is the relationship between degree of indeterminacy and boundary conditions?
- What is meant by kinematic indeterminacy?

## What is indeterminate beam and give examples?

For example, beams three and four in the illustration are said to be statically indeterminate to the first degree because they have four unknown reaction forces, while there are only three equations of equilibrium: 4 – 3 = 1.

## What is determinate beam and indeterminate beam?

In regards to beams, if the reaction forces can be calculated using equilibrium equations alone, they are statically determinate. On the other hand, if the reaction force can’t be determined using equilibrium equations only, other methods have to be used, and the structure is said to be statically indeterminate.

## What are indeterminate structures?

Indeterminate structures are series of connected elements used in building members like beam, truss, and frames and will consist of additional elements not required for keeping the structure stable. Example of indeterminate structures is continuous beam, fixed beam, propped cantilever beams, etc.

## What are the different types of indeterminate beams?

Examples of indeterminate structures are: fixed beams, continuous beams, fixed arches, two hinged arches, portals, multistoried frames, etc.

## Which is intermediate beam?

In floor framing, any floor beam between the end floor beams.

## What is difference between determinate and indeterminate structure?

Determinate structures are analysed just by the use of basic equilibrium equations. By this analysis, the unknown reactions are found for the further determination of stresses. Redundant or indeterminate structures are not capable of being analysed by mere use of basic equilibrium equations.

## What does determinate mean?

Definition of determinate 1 : having defined limits a determinate period of time. 2 : definitely settled a determinate order of precedence. 3 : conclusively determined : definitive a determinate answer.

## What is the difference between determinate and indeterminate?

Determinate varieties require little or no staking of the plant. Indeterminate varieties develop into vines that never top off and continue producing until killed by frost. They are preferred by home growers and local-market farmers who want ripe fruit throughout the season.

## Which beam is statically indeterminate beam?

– A beam, subjected only to transverse loads, with more than two reaction components, is statically indeterminate because the equations of equilibrium are not sufficient to determine all the reactions.

## What are the types of beam?

Types of beam structure

- Continuous beams. A continuous beam is one that has two or more supports that reinforce the beam.
- Simply supported beams. Simply supported beams are those that have supports at both end of the beam.
- Fixed beams.
- Overhanging beams.
- Cantilever beam.

## How do you know if a structure is determinate?

If the number of equations = the number of unknowns, then the structure is statically determinate. If, on the other hand, number of equations < the number of unknowns, the structure is statically indeterminate, and hence, other methods need to be used to analyze it.

## How do you know if a beam is determinate or indeterminate?

A statically determinate structure is one that is stable and all unknown reactive forces can be determined from the equations of equilibrium alone. A statically indeterminate structure is one that is stable but contains more unknown forces than available equations of equilibrium.

## Is a beam statically indeterminate or indeterminate?

As beams are one-dimensional structures, using the equation to determining externally statically indeterminate structures is sufficient. Typically however, without need to solve for the degree of indeterminacy, anything other than simple spans or cantilever beams are statically indeterminate, assuming such beams do not come with internal hinges.

Indeterminate structures are series of connected elements used in building members like beam, truss, and frames and will consist of additional elements not required for keeping the structure stable. Example of indeterminate structures is continuous beam, fixed beam, propped cantilever beams, etc.

## What is the relationship between degree of indeterminacy and boundary conditions?

Consequently, the higher the degree of indeterminacy, the more boundary conditions have to be identified. But before we can solve an indeterminate beam, we first need to identify if the beam is statically indeterminate.

## What is meant by kinematic indeterminacy?

Kinematic indeterminacy is said to be condition where available compatibility equations are inadequate to find the unknown displacements in the structure. A hinged joint will have one degree of displacement, roller joint will have two degree of displacement (rotation and horizontal displacement) and fixed joint will have no displacement.