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Relationship between load and deflection

  1. May 4, 2009 #1

    Below is a very simple answer as to what happens to a beam when it has a load applied.

    "When a load is applied to a beam, delfection occours. If not much deflection, then object is stiff. Linear relationship."

    How could i further explain this, or is this simple enough?
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  3. May 4, 2009 #2


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    The linear relationship really only holds true for low strains.
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