Question of the Day (01/06/2018)

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Today’s Question
What is the deflection at point 2 of a structure if diagram (a) is the bending moment due to externally applied load, and (b) is the bending moment due to vertically applied virtual load at point 2? (The main bending moment diagram is obtained from equation of the form, wl2/2)

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  1. From the hint,
    Bending moment=wl^2/2
    Hence, if BM=6KNm from diagram then
    From deflection formula fr a cantilever, ∆=wl^4/8EI
    ∆ = 6/EI.
    Option (B) is correct


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