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Shearing and normal force in a beam

  1. Nov 7, 2008 #1
    In the diagram below, would the shearing force or normal force at B
    be zero, and why?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 7, 2008 #2
    Yes it would be zero, since there are no external forces in the x-direction.
  4. Nov 7, 2008 #3
    so the normal stress would be zero?
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