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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Structville Question of the Day

Structville daily questions
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Today's Question
For the two beams loaded as shown above, which formular is common to each of them when evaluating the internal forces in the final loaded state? (assume linear elastic response)

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  1. For simply support beam moment at mid span, M = wl^2/8
    For fixed span beam moment at support M = wl^2/12 and at mid span M = wl^2/24

  2. D) WL/2 (reaction at the support)

  3. a) wl^2/8
    For Simply supported beam, moment @ mid-span = wl^2/8
    For beam with Fixed supports, moment @ mid-span = wl^2/24 i.e 1/3*(wl^2/8) and fixed end moment = wl^2/12

    Conclusion, the formular they have in common is wl^2/8.