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Calculating maximum allowable load when given max stress.

  1. Dec 5, 2016 #1
    Hi - I have been racking my brain to try and work this out but with no avail, I need to work out the maximum allowable UDL load that a beam may carry given the following info.

    Material - Timber - simply supported.
    Cross section 240mm x 80mm
    Allowable bending stress = 5N/mm2
    Length - 4m

    if anyone can guide me through the steps to take it would be appreciated

  2. jcsd
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