Can a beam with supports at each end support any weight?

  • B
  • Thread starter Talha
  • Start date
  • #1
Talha
So basically i was solving this question about moments amd while solving it i noticed that beam will always remain balanced as FA will decrease and FB will increase as the man moves forwards thus plank alwats remains in equilibrium but now the question is can it support any weight without toppling? If no then how can we figure out in practical situations that how much the beam can support a weight or how much is it stable?
 

Attachments

Answers and Replies

  • #3
35,143
11,392
A real plank will break if you add too much weight.
 
  • #4
sophiecentaur
Science Advisor
Gold Member
2020 Award
25,383
4,954
There must be something deeper, intended by the OP than just the principle of moments, surely. There is no way one would imagine than the either end of the beam would move upwards, wherever you stood on it. Give us a clue, @Talha
 

Related Threads on Can a beam with supports at each end support any weight?

Replies
5
Views
803
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
6K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
25
Views
2K
Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
6
Views
3K
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
2
Views
1K
Replies
3
Views
732
Replies
2
Views
1K
Top