Optimal beam geometry for 3-point bending

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Homework Statement:
Looking for optimal beam geometry in a 3-point bending test. The beam has the restrictions 190 mm length and 30 cubic cenimetres in volume. The force is applied on a 10x10 mm area on the top surface centre
Relevant Equations:
I have no equations
Thinking of triangular pattern
 

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Homework Statement: Looking for optimal beam geometry in a 3-point bending test. The beam has the restrictions 190 mm length and 30 cubic cenimetres in volume. The force is applied on a 10x10 mm area on the top surface centre
Homework Equations: I have no equations

Thinking of triangular pattern
For a given cross-sectional area, is it better to have more height or more width?
 

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