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I am trying to figure out how to do a deflection profile for a snow ski profile at 50 mm increaments along the ski. Since the ski has different widths and heights at each crossection, the EI changes at each location making it a lot of 2nd order derivatives if I am not mistaken.

I am assuming that the ski thickness profile is a solid piece of wood so E is the same throughout the equation just to see if I can get to first base before I start adding in laminates and other material to the EI part of the beam equations.

The load across the beam is not quite centered so that throws another wrench in the gears. I am thinking that there will be about 33 crossections on the ski I am trying to do. The single load is 300 Newtons.

Is there there anyone that can lead me to a location that explains how I go about this or tell me how to approach this in some kind of spread sheet? Thanks

I am assuming that the ski thickness profile is a solid piece of wood so E is the same throughout the equation just to see if I can get to first base before I start adding in laminates and other material to the EI part of the beam equations.

The load across the beam is not quite centered so that throws another wrench in the gears. I am thinking that there will be about 33 crossections on the ski I am trying to do. The single load is 300 Newtons.

Is there there anyone that can lead me to a location that explains how I go about this or tell me how to approach this in some kind of spread sheet? Thanks

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