# During finite element formulation of beam each node has _______ degrees of freedom.

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During finite element formulation of beam each node has _______ degrees of freedom.

(a) three

(b) two

(c) one

(d) six

This question was posed to me in final exam.

Question is taken from Beams and Frames topic in portion Beams and Frames of Finite Element Method

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Correct option is (b) two

The best I can explain: During finite element formulation of beam, each node has two degrees of freedom. The two degrees of freedom on each node represent the transverse displacement and the slope or rotation of the node.

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