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How was the max deflection formula derived?

  1. Jun 13, 2008 #1
    does anyone know how the formula for calculating max deflection was derived? The formula is (Force x Length^3)/(48 x E x I). I think it was through intergration but if anyone knows more could you please let me know? thanks!! :)
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  3. Jun 13, 2008 #2


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    Can you be more specific? Max deflection of what? What is the application?
  4. Jun 13, 2008 #3
    sorry.. the max deflection formula for a simply supported beam... :)
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