Engineering Mechanics of Solids:
Beam Moments



The goal of this exercise is to reach an equilibrium position when loading a beam. The program first lets you decide the number of loads to add to a beam and then lets you choose whether or not you want to position the supports. If you do not position the supports, the program will generate random positions for them. Once your beam is set up, you can start to load the beam.


  • Choose the number of loads.
  • Choose if you want to position the supports or not.
  • Drag and drop the loads on the beam, trying to position the loads so that you don't go over the maximum moment.
  • Use the plotted moment of your beam to achieve an equilibrium position.
  • Click on the GO Again Button to start again with a different configuration.