Solution to Problem 689 | Beam Deflection by Method of Superposition

Problem 689
The beam shown in Fig. P-689 has a rectangular cross section 4 inches wide by 8 inches deep. Compute the value of P that will limit the midspan deflection to 0.5 inch. Use E = 1.5 × 106 psi.

Figure P-689: Overhanging beam with uniform and concentrated loads


Solution 689