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Beam Analysis for Indeterminate Beam with Overhang

  1. May 22, 2015 #1
    1. The problem,
    I have a beam 9000 mm in length.
    assuming a x-coordinate system: supports are at the x= 1500, x= 4500, and x= 7500 positions.
    there's a uniformly distributed load (let's call it w) through the length of the beam (from 0 to 9000mm)

    Solve for the MAXIMUM moment. This would be much simpler if the overhang wasn't there since there're available "simplified" equations for this kind of beam. But the overhang makes a new story.

    2. Relevant equations = 0 huehue

    3. 0 attempts T_T I have no idea where to start..
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  3. May 22, 2015 #2


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    Where would you start if the overhanging ends weren't there? That is, unless you're just a "cook book" kinda guy.
  4. May 23, 2015 #3
    Uhmm really bad at indeterminate beam analysis actually.. Last I remember, I was in my 3rd year in college, and I barely even passed that. Fast forward 4 years later, I'm still bad at it. Huehue

    If the overhanging beams weren't there I'd use the simplified equations for indeterminate beams (they have a table for different cases)
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