i recently learned castiglianos second theorem, and going over the lecture i tried to solve the following beam,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

i know that this beam is statically determined and i can use statics to find Ay=ql MA=ql^{2}/2

but i wanted to use castiglianos second theorem, using 2 equations (angle and deflection at A is 0) with my unknowns being Ay and MA and got the wrong answers

the answers i got fit the statically indetermined beam with supports (like at point A) at both ends.

is it impossible to solve this beam (for A and MA) using castiglianos second theorem? or am i making a mistake somewhere?

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# Homework Help: Castiglianos second theorem

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