I am trying to translate the name of a special kind of beam from a set of Russian-language drawings.
The dictionary translates the name as simply supported beam, but it's not that simple. There is a slight difference in two kinds of beams. First - what is called a simply supported beam:
A beam that lies freely on two supports and covers one span.
Second - my beam. This one is different from the previous that it lies on multiple supports and covers many spans.
Important note: both of the beams are not continuous; i.e., they are parts of one long beam.
The question is, what would I call the second beam?