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Beam analysis for multiple point loads

10
20
30

40
P 50 lb
60

70
80
20

(Force vector)

10
20
30

40
x 50 in
60

70
80
80

(Force position vector)

L 100 in

(Beam span)

n length ( P) 9

M1n

M
j

1
L

i 1

(Number of point loads)

Pi L x i x1 133.3 lb ft

for j 2 n
M
j

1
L

j 1

i 1

Pi L x j x i
L
1

i j

Pi L x i xj

M M1n
1

M ( 1600 3100 4400 5400 6000 6100 5600 4400 4400 ) in lb


Mi ( 0 )

Xi ( 0 )

Mj ( 0 )

Xj ( L ) ( 100 ) in

Mu stack( Mi M Mj)

1600

10

3100

20

4400

30

5400

40

6000

50

6100

60

5600

70

4400

80

10

4400

10

80

11

11

100

lb in

xu stack( Xi x Xj)

Moment (lb-in)

6 10

4 10
Mu

2 10

0
0

1 10

2 10
xu

Distance (in)

3 10

4 10

in