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Writing shear and moment equations for a simple beam problem?

  1. Feb 22, 2012 #1
    I am trying to write shear and moment equations in mathcad for a simple beam problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. Feb 22, 2012 #2
    Im generating a spreadsheet in mathcad to do simple beam problems. Having trouble doing the integrals.
     
  4. Feb 23, 2012 #3

    OldEngr63

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    You shear and moment diagrams look OK, so it is not obvious that there is a problem. Why do you think that there is one?
     
  5. Feb 24, 2012 #4
    I am trying to write out the shear and moment equations for the beam in mathcad. The attached figure was from Beampro (an analysis software).
     
  6. Feb 24, 2012 #5

    OldEngr63

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    You are going to have to write them piece-wise. Don't expect to find a single expression valid everywhere.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2012 #6
    I know ill have to piece-wise them, but any idea how to set up the eqns in mathcad? The integrals.
     
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