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Shear force and bending moment diagram

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Homework Statement



I have an assignment that is similar to the following question. I believe if i am able to do this question i will be able to do the assignment. However I cannot seem to be able to get this question right. Below the question and answer.

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Homework Equations



I have to draw a FBD, SFD, and BMD of the following beam

The Attempt at a Solution



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PhanthomJay
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You have a signage error in calculating Ay, which you should have realized; when summing forces in the vertical direction, Ay + By should equal the applied 4 kN force. When you sum moments about a point, and choose counterclockwise as plus, the clockwise moments get a minus sign in front of them.
 

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