October 2012

Question 5
After the maths of last week's question, here is something to make your brain work in a slightly different way! UPDATE: Its about real world design and the implications of inaccuracies in construction. A person weighing 600N sits on a threelegged stool....

Question 4
Something a bit harder this week to keep you all on your toes! What diameter of steel cable is required such that the midspan deflection of the timber beam is only 50% of the midspan deflection of the beam without...

Question 3
Match each Shear Force Diagram (SFD red) with a Bending Moment Diagram (BMDblue). Hint: BMDs are drawn on the tension side of the deflected shape. Match each Shear Force Diagram (SFD red) with a Bending Moment Diagram (BMDblue). Hint: BMDs...

Question 2
No calculations this week! Which BMD matches the loadcase for the structure shown below ? Choose from the following What a week over 60 entries! Unfortunately only 50% of them correct ( BMD:4). Quick Explanation: As the right hand support is...