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Why does the beam's deflection diagram smile when subjected to load?

  1. Nov 15, 2011 #1
    This is not a homework question..
    just share your thoughts please....
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  3. Nov 15, 2011 #2
    I'm not sure what you mean by this can you explain?
  4. Nov 15, 2011 #3


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    Are you asking why a beam bends downward when subjected to a vertical load (point or distributed)?
  5. Nov 15, 2011 #4
    please close this thread thanks...hehe
  6. Nov 16, 2011 #5


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    Do not come here to waste our time. You are off to a bad start here at the PF. Check your PMs.
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