(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The T-beam is loaded as shown in Figure attached Find the maximum transverse shear stress at the location of the maximum bending moment.

2. Relevant equations

Forces in Y direction = 0 for it to be in equilibrium

Moments about a point = 0 for it to be in equilibrium

3. The attempt at a solution

Ra = Reactions at A

Rb = Reactions at B

ƩForces in Y direction = Ra - 20kN - (8)(3) + Rb

ƩForces about Ra = 20*2+((8*3)*4.5)-Rb*6

Rb = 24.6kN

Ra = 19.4kN

Now I tried to work out the bending moments from the left hand side:

1> Ra*x = 19.4x

2> 19.4x -20(x-2) = 0.6x-40

3> 19.4x-20x-40+((8(x-4)^2)/2)

Are these right? Do I also need a moment for Rb if so how would I include it? Do I work it out from the right hand side. If so how, as I have been trying but can't figure it out.

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Calculating Bending Moments with UDL's

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