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 .
|ϕB||Angle of deflection (in radians) (dimensionless)|
|q||Uniform load on the beam (force per unit length) (N/m)|
|L||Length of the beam (m)|
|E||Modulus of elasticity ( Young's modulus) (Pa) (Pa)|
|I||Area moment of inertia (m4)|