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Homework Help: Offset Cantilever Beam - Horizontal & Vertical Deflection

  1. Jan 7, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The offset cantilever beam, ABCD, is fabricated from structural steel. Es = 30,000,000 lbs/in2, I = 60 in4. A load of 2000 lbs is placed at point D. Neglect the weight of the beam. Determine the horizontal and vertical deflection at D with respect to A in inches.


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    First attempt at the problem was to move the load up the distance of the vertical member BC in order to create a moment and then use the point load equation of a cantilever beam. Professor told me this was incorrect and I needed to add a dummy load, Q, placed at point D to serve as a horizontal component of the load. Then integrate each section of the beam over P or Q.

    Very confused. Any direction would be helpful
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  3. Jan 12, 2016 #2
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