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  1. Nov 25, 2007 #1
    Hi,
    ii was just wonderin how to work out the force exerted on two seperate pillars with a beam of 120kg resting on top of them
    thanks
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2007 #2

    rock.freak667

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    So basically it is the 120kg beam resting on top of 2 more or less fulcrums?
    the weight of the beam acts downwards and the normal reactions of the pillars on the beam act vertically upwards...
     
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