Which of the following methods is NOT used for finding deflection of the beam?
Moment distribution method is NOT used for finding the deflection of the beam.
In a mechanical component, deflections play important role in determining the performance of the machine. Hence. deflections are to be limited to specific values.
It is essential that an analyst knows how to calculate accurate deflections in beams. Apart from these reasons, a structural analyst needs to know the deflection of determinate beams for analyzing indeterminate beams.
The following methods are available for finding the deflections of determinate beams
Double Integration/Macaulay’s Method
Moment Area Method
Conjugate Beam Method
Strain Energy Method
Unit Load Method
Hence Moment distribution method is NOT used for finding the deflection of the beam.