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tlangdon12

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Hello all

I have a beam bending problem I need some help on.

I need to calcuate the deflections at the load (and in the plane of the load) for a simply supported beam with equal point loads overhanging the supports. However my beam is cranked as shown in the attached diagram of the problem geometry.

I know that for a straight beam the formula for the deflection (y) at the loads is

y = Fc

where

F = the force applied at each overhang

c = the distance of the overhang

b = the distance between the support

E = the modulus of elasticity of the beam

I = the second area of moment of the beam

(A diagram of the straight beam case is also attached).

Can anyone help me get started on solving this problem?

Thanks

Tony

I have a beam bending problem I need some help on.

I need to calcuate the deflections at the load (and in the plane of the load) for a simply supported beam with equal point loads overhanging the supports. However my beam is cranked as shown in the attached diagram of the problem geometry.

I know that for a straight beam the formula for the deflection (y) at the loads is

y = Fc

^{2}(2c +3b) / 6 EIwhere

F = the force applied at each overhang

c = the distance of the overhang

b = the distance between the support

E = the modulus of elasticity of the beam

I = the second area of moment of the beam

(A diagram of the straight beam case is also attached).

Can anyone help me get started on solving this problem?

Thanks

Tony