Structures at Bath
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Question 24
The continuous two span footbridge has a uniform EI (100,000kNm^2) and carries a total load of 12kN/m over its entire length Following a recent flood both the left hand (A) and inner support (B) sink by 25mm. Using any method determine the moment...

Question 23
3D Bending moment and torsion diagrams are never easy, so practice makes perfect. Having sketched the bending moment and torsion diagram for the structure above determine the moments and torsion acting on the base of the structure Submit your...

A quick question to make you think
You are sitting in a rowing boat in a small pond, you have an unopened can of baked beans with you. If you throw the can (which sinks) into the pond what happens to the level of the water in...
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Structures 2 Students: read this!
Dear All I will be teaching you AR20389 Structures 2 from week 4 11. I will cover several methods of structural analysis that you need to use in later courses in order to determine moments and forces developed in a...

Question 22
The beam below carries a load of triangular distribution with a maximum value of 3kN/m at midspan. The beam is made of Glulam with E=16GPa and has a second moment of area Imajor =1×10^9 mm4 Determine the deflection at...

Question 21
For the statically determinate truss shown above determine the displacement at the point E (in mm). Assume all members have the same EA= 10^5 kN and L=4m You can solve this simple problem using virtual work. Firstly you must determine...

Start of teaching 2013
Hi everyone, its that time of year again. I will be uploading weekly questions for you all to attempt. These are not assessed but they will prepare you for the exam in January. If you are ...

Question 20
Here is question for all of you retaking Structures 2 in September 2013 Imagine you are assessing the interesting cantilever beam arrangement shown below, you have conclude that the moment capacity of the supports is adequate but you are worried...

Question 19
Judging from last weeks performance quite a few of you have forgotten how to draw BMD. So the next few questions will focus on this issue. The question focusses on a 3 span bridge with a dropin span in the...

Question 18
Here is a question from structures 2 but i'm sure first years will get it right. Question: Which BMD is the correct for the cantilever beam shown? Solution: Lets start from the point where the load is applied. It might...