Right now I am working on a small project. I have a board (made of PVC) that is nearly 3ft long (1ft wide) and supported on each end. Mounted to the board will be various items. To save money and weight I am looking to calculate the minimum thickness I need so that the board can support everything and remain rigid without snapping/sagging/breaking.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Unfortunately I am a little rusty from my college days in regards to how to calculate this.

Any tips or help would be greatly appreciated.

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# Calculating Material Thickness

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