Solution to Problem 538 | Floor Framing

Problem 538
Floor joists 50 mm wide by 200 mm high, simply supported on a 4-m span, carry a floor loaded at 5 kN/m2. Compute the center-line spacing between joists to develop a bending stress of 8 MPa. What safe floor load could be carried on a center-line spacing of 0.40 m?

Solution 538