Angle of deflection of a uniformly loaded cantilever beam
In engineering, deflection is the degree to which a structural element is displaced under a load. It may refer to an angle or a distance.
The angle of deflection of a uniformly loaded cantilever beam ( at the free end) can be calculated by the uniform load on the beam (force per unit length) and the length of the beam .
|Angle of deflection (in radians) (dimensionless)
|Uniform load on the beam (force per unit length) (N/m)
|Length of the beam (m)
|Modulus of elasticity ( Young's modulus) (Pa) (Pa)
|Area moment of inertia (m4)