How much force on table

1. Jul 10, 2009

mrbug

I have a shaft laying across a table. At each end of the shaft I have a cylinder. Each cylinder is capable of appling 300 pounds of force. My question is; Is the shaft applying 600 pounds of force to the table or just 300?

2. Jul 10, 2009

FredGarvin

Looking at the most basic load, i.e. no moments...600 pounds force (assuming both cylinders are applying a force).

Basic statics: $$\Sigma F_y = 0$$

3. Jul 10, 2009

mrbug

Thanks for the quick response and help.