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Cantilever Beam Analysis

  1. Mar 27, 2005 #1
    If i have two cantilever beams with a vertical prop between the free ends as shown in diagram, how do i find the load on the prop?

    I have the deflections of the beams to be:

    v (top beam)= (PL^3)/(3EI)
    v(bottom beam)=(5WL^3)/(48EI)-(PL^3)/(3EI)

    the prop is of diameter d, and length a, with youngs modulus E.

    Any hints/help appreciated!

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  3. Mar 27, 2005 #2


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    Didn't you ask this last week?
  4. Mar 27, 2005 #3
    No, its a similar example, with the same arrangement but a different question.

    This time i'm looking at the load on the prop.
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