Elastic deflection of a uniformly loaded cantilever beam


Elastic deflection is the degree to which a structural element is displaced under a load.
The deflection, at the free end, of a cantilevered beam under a uniform load can be calculated by the uniform load on the beam, the length of the beam, the modulus of elasticity and the area moment of inertia.

Related formulas


δuElastic deflection (m)
qUniform load on the beam (N/m)
LLength of the beam (m)
EModulus of elasticity (Pa)
IArea moment of inertia (m4)