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Homework Help: Slope and Deflection of Beam

  1. Nov 21, 2013 #1
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    For this problem, I think that something is wrong with my moment equation, I am not sue how to find the loading as a function of x for this triangle shape.

    Do I need to account for the sections 0 < x < L/2 and L/2 < x < L??

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  3. Nov 21, 2013 #2


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    It's best to split this single load into 2 triangular loads imposed back-to-back.

    I think you should also construct the shear diagram. It can help with getting the moment diagram correctly.
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