# Maximum value of bending moments for a cantilever beam with uniformly distributed load

## Description

A cantilever is a beam anchored at only one end. The beam carries the load to the support where it is forced against by a moment and shear stress. A bending moment is the reaction induced in a structural element when an external force or moment is applied to the element causing the element to bend. The maximum value of bending moments for a cantilever beam with uniformly distributed load can be calculated by the uniform load on the beam (force per unit length) and the length of the beam.

Related formulas## Variables

M_{max} | The maximum value of bending moment (N*m) |

q | Uniform load on the beam (N/m) |

L | Length of the beam (m) |