*My Section Loads *holds sets of loads applied to beams.

These are actual loads and moments applied to a beam. CADEC can deal with beams subjected to *two-plane bending* (see §3.10 in Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design).

If you can specify the loads directly from a bending shear and torque diagrams, CADEC will analyze one location *x* along the axis of the beam at a time. The coordinate system is illustrated in Figure 10.2.

Say the maximum bending moment (off the bending moment diagram) is and at the same location *x* the shear is and the torque is . Then, the *Edit Section Load* page will look like this: