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## Homework Statement

The simply supported beam shown is 10 m long with

E = 200 × 109 Pa and I = 150 × 10–6 m4.

1. Determine the position and magnitude of the maximum bending

moment.

2. Plot a graph of the deflection along the length of the beam

(calculate the deflection at 1 m intervals).

3. What I value for the beam would be required to halve the maximum

deflection of the beam?

4. The calculation for the maximum bending moment is to be verified

experimentally using a strain gauge bonded to the outer surface of the

beam, at the point where the maximum bending moment occurs.

Derive an equation which could be used to calculate the bending

moment from the measured strain value. State the meaning of all

symbols used in your equation.

## Homework Equations

M/I = σ/y = E/R

d

^{2}y / dx

^{2}= M/EI

can anyone advise on where i should start?

Thanks.