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Homework Help: Deflection of a box section beam

  1. Feb 14, 2012 #1
    Hi Guys,

    Please see attached diagram.

    I have done the maths but i am not convinced. Maybe i have missed something but i have not done structural maths for a while.

    I am using Force = ma where m= mass and a = 9.81m/s2

    I need a deflection value for a mass of 19000kg

    And a mass for 10000kg

    If anyone could help me out on this it would be much appreciated!

    Thanks a lot


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  3. Feb 14, 2012 #2


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    Yes, calculate the force (weight) as you have done and just calculate and plug in the given values into your equation for deflection. Just be sure to watch your units.
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