# 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.