Mechanics-stresses on a t-section beam

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Determine the maximum uniformly distributed load that the beam can carry if the compressive and tensile stresses are not to exceed 150 N/mm2 and 200 N/mm2 respectively.

There are no dimensions because the ones in the question are not consistent and so I don't know which are correct. I just want to know how I tackle this problem and what equations I need.

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PhanthomJay
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You need to find the neutral axis of the T-section and determine the Moment of Inertia of that section about the neutral axis, assuming you know the dimensions. Then you can find the max allowable moment and determine the max uniform load based on the beam's span length and end conditions.
 

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