Hi, like the title says, how do we actually calculate when a cantilever beam fails in reality? We’ve been taught that these are absolutely fixed to the ground. However, in reality these would probably be bolted onto the ground, so how do we calculate the force trying to lift the fixed beam on the floor, created by the force at the end of the cantilever if the beam is fixed by something that would fail? I’ve attached a terribly drawn diagram above. Thank you.