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Cantilever beam virtual work

  1. Feb 1, 2013 #1
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    I think #1 is to find the bending moment equation, then use the principle of virtual work. I have no idea how to find the bending moment equation and which principle of virtual work to use. Any guidance would be appreciated.
     

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  3. Feb 1, 2013 #2

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    What about the shear force? Can you find shear from the given distributed load?

    Have you studied any strength of material?
     
  4. Feb 1, 2013 #3
    Do you have a working definition of 'bending moment'? Are you able at least to calculate the total load? Answers to these 2 questions would be a valuable starting point, in addition to SteamKing's suggestion.
     
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