Solution to Problem 521 | Flexure Formula

Problem 521
A beam made by bolting two C10 × 30 channels back to back, is simply supported at its ends. The beam supports a central concentrated load of 12 kips and a uniformly distributed load of 1200 lb/ft, including the weight of the beam. Compute the maximum length of the beam if the flexural stress is not to exceed 20 ksi.

Solution 521