The following material accompanies the MENG 421 lecture for April 21, 2004.

Lectures

- 2001 Exam 4

- Beam element
- Constraints | Concentrated loads | Distributed loads
- Shape functions: Hermite
- Stiffness matrix

- Bean deflection and slope
- Beam problems Note: for all problems, use a W8 x 31 rolled shape, 100 inches long (per element)
- Cantilever beam with force,
Cant1| Beam3 | Matlab | Ansys | Output- Cantilever beam with momemt,
Cantm, Matlab | Ansys- Simply supported beam with momemt,
SimpM, Matlab | AnsysDistributed load

- Simply supported beam with uniform load,
SimpD| Matlab | AnsysAssignmentdue Monday, April 26: Cantilever beam with uniform load,CantD, (4),

Solution θ_{ 2}= -3.03e-003 rad, σ_{ 1}= -10909 psi.

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