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Neutral axis in a composite beam

  1. Aug 23, 2009 #1
    Does it correspond with the centroid of the transformed section? For example, if a wood beam had a steel plate fixed along the bottom, would the neutral axis be lower than that of a pure wood beam of similar cross section?

    Any links showing example probs would be nice too. Sorry that this is a little more S.E. type of question.
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  3. Aug 24, 2009 #2


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