I am trying to determine the weight capacity of a steel storage shelf i am making. The shelf will be 119in long with a 10in upright every 37in. The shelf will be made out of 2x2x1/4 HSS. In order tod etermine how much it can hold, do i determine how much each 10in column can support with a force straight down?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

if doing that i determined the reactions at each upright for one side,

R1= 2/5WL

R2= 1.1WL

R3= 1.1WL

R4= 2/5WL

W= max uniform load applied (unknown)

L= length (37in)

Just curious if im doing this correctly or if im forgetting about something.

thanks in advance!!

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