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Hello,

I am trying to figure out how to calculate displacement for an irregular cantilever beam, i.e. one that is not the normal straight-beam that you would see in a textbook.

Please see the attached image. If the left end is fixed, and I want to calculate the displacement of point A due to an applied force at that point, how would I go about it?

Are you still able to use M_x = EI * d^2y/dx^2 and solve for displacement by integrating? I am not exactly sure how the geometry of the weird bended shape comes into play. Thanks.

- T

I am trying to figure out how to calculate displacement for an irregular cantilever beam, i.e. one that is not the normal straight-beam that you would see in a textbook.

Please see the attached image. If the left end is fixed, and I want to calculate the displacement of point A due to an applied force at that point, how would I go about it?

Are you still able to use M_x = EI * d^2y/dx^2 and solve for displacement by integrating? I am not exactly sure how the geometry of the weird bended shape comes into play. Thanks.

- T