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Macaulay's beam deflection

by febbie22
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febbie22
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Jan13-11, 11:26 AM
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Hi, quick question

Ive been using the beam deflection forumla EIV=........

and im getting answers of 1.9mm for example

does this mean that the deflection is in the south direction or north?

Cheers
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Shaun_W
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Jan13-11, 12:53 PM
P: 270
Surely you can figure this out based on where the load is placed?
febbie22
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Jan13-11, 12:59 PM
P: 38
yeah i know but im just getting confused cause theres more than one load

nvn
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Jan13-11, 02:00 PM
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Macaulay's beam deflection

febbie22: Using the Macaulay method, positive answers usually mean upward deflection.


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