If two cantilever beams are fixed at Left Hand Side (LHS) and joined to eachother by means of a prop at RHS, how do i calculate the downwards vertical deflection of the bottom beam?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The solution i need to prove is (5WL^3)/(48EI)-top deflection.

However, i always seem to get a 7 where there should be a 5!!

Any clues as to where i am going wrong?

The beams are of length L, the prop length a.

There is a point force on the bottom beam of magnitude W, downwards, at L/2 m.

I already have calculated the downwards vertical deflection of the top beam to be (d of top)= (PL^3)/(3EI)

Where P= load in prop

EI=constant

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# Deflection of Cantilever Beam Arrangement

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