# Homework Help: Stress (continuum mechanics)

1. Aug 12, 2009

### sara_87

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A catilever beam with rectangular cross-section occupies the region -a $$\leq$$x1 $$\leq$$a , -h $$\leq$$ x2 $$\leq$$ h , 0 $$\leq$$ x3 $$\leq$$ L
The end x3=L is built-in and the beam is beant by a force P applied at the free end x3=0 and acting in the x2 direction. The stress tensor has components:

(T)=(0 0 0, 0 0 A+B(x2)$$^{2}$$, 0 A+B(x2)$$^{2}$$ C(x2)(x3))

where A, B, C are constants.
Question: express the resultant force on the free end x3=0 in terms of A, B, C.

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3. The attempt at a solution