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Homework Help: Question related to Bending Stress and Shear Stress of a I shape beam

  1. Nov 9, 2014 #1

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The beam ABCD with the cross section has pin connections at B and C and is subjected to a uniformly distributed load w. If the allowable bending stress is 150MPa and the allowable shear stress is 80 Mpa. ( Hint : the horizontal reaction forces at A and D are both zero).

    the picture of beam is :

    2. Relevant equations
    Bending stress = My/I
    Shear stress = VQ/It

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I tried in this way but cannot get the answer. answer : w = 57.1 kn/m

    6 Rd-5w*3=0
    6Rd = 15w
    Rd = 2.5w

    Ra=2.5 w
    then i draw shear force diagram to find Vmax.
    V max = 2500w N

    I also find neutral axis at 165mm
    Moment of Inertia I = 1/12 * 300^3*10 + 2 [ 1/12*15^3*70+15*170*157.5^2]
    = 1.491075*10^-4 m^4

    t= 0.01 m
    Q = y'A' = 150*10*75+170*15*157.5
    = 5.14125*10^-4 m^3

    So, we have 80*10^6 = 2500w * 5.14125*10^-4 / 1.491075*10^-4 *0.01
    w = 92.8 kN


    For bending moment stress
    I draw bending moment diagram to find max bending moment = 4.375 kN.m
    150*10^6 = (4.375w * 165/1000) / 1.491075*10^-4
    w = 30.98 kN

    Can anyone tell me what's wrong that I cant get the solution w = 57.1 kN/m
    Thank you :cool:
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 14, 2014 #2
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