It's worse than that, I'm afraid.Hi All,
thanks for feed back. I am after a formula to find what force (F) the beam can withstand before plastic deformation and what force (F) caused it to bend by 4 mm.
It's a fully FIXRED beam fixed both ends, the difficulty for me is that its not a normal square beam it's a channel section. attached is a better drawing but its the formulas i'm really after.