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Distribution of forces

  1. Apr 20, 2008 #1
    If I am using a welded structure as shown in the pic attached, would my 2500 lb force act on the I beam only (beam on which force is actually acting), or would it be distributed? How would the forces be transferred at various joints? Besides the I beam, all other members are box tubes. I wish to select an I beam and I wish to know the exact force acting on it. Should I design the I beam for 2500 lb force or would it be lesser because of the distribution of the forces?

    Please help.

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