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Just a basic question. If I have a beam loaded like that in the picture below, I would like to calculate how the beam would break. Now I know the ultimate tensile strenght for the material.

I have drawn the bending moment diagram and shear force diagram for the beam. From there I got the maximum bending moment and maximum shear stress I then used the formula (MY)/I and VQ/IB.

Now how do I find if the beam would break? Do I just compare these two values to the ultimate tensile strenght?

I am a bit lost.

Thankyou for any help

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# Beam loading question (simple)

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