1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A beam is built in at its end supports A and B, and is subject to a mid-span point load F. Using the method of successive integration, determine an expression for the deflection of this beam. Calculate the maximum deflection. Ignore any axial load effects. 2. Relevant equations EId4v/dx4=w(x) EId3v/dx3=V(x) EId2v/dx2=M(x) 3. The attempt at a solution My attempt at the solution is pretty useless as far as I can tell. Any examples I can find online only demonstrate with a UDL and I am having trouble translating the information to my midspan point load. My aim is to construct an equation for the moment in the beam. Integrate this equation twice to obtain an equation for the deflection of the beam. Using the boundary conditions that are applicable for a fixed end I will solve for the constants of integration and whaa-la I should have an answer. Not so simple when I apply my method... When it comes to creating an equation for the moment in the beam I am getting that the moment is 0 so when I integrate twice to obtain an equation for deflection I am only left with two integration constants that also equal 0. Knowledge dictates the deflection cannot be zero. If there is some hero out there that can help me solve this problem I will be forever in debt to you. I have an exam in about 24 hours and this question is worth 10% Thank you in advance!