Solution to Problem 653 | Deflections in Simply Supported Beams

Problem 653
Compute the midspan value of EIδ for the beam shown in Fig. P-653. (Hint: Draw the M diagram by parts, starting from midspan toward the ends. Also take advantage of symmetry to note that the tangent drawn to the elastic curve at midspan is horizontal.)

Simple beam with symmetrically placed rectangular load


Solution 653