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below, assume that EI = 3.0 104 kN-m2 is
constant for each beam.
(a) For the beam in Fig. P11.18a, determine
the concentrated upward force P required to
make the total beam deflection at B equal to
zero (i.e., vB = 0).
Fig. P11.18a

Solution
Downward deflection at B due to 15 kN/m uniformly distributed load.
[Appendix C, SS beam with uniformly distributed load over portion of span.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
wa 3
(4 L2 7 aL + 3a 2 )
vB =
24 LEI
Values:
w = 15 kN/m, L = 7 m, a = 3.5 m,
EI = 3.0 104 kN-m2
Computation:
wa 3
vB =
(4 L2 7 aL + 3a 2 )
24 LEI
=

## (15 kN/m)(3.5 m)3

234.472656 kN-m3
4(7 m) 2 7(3.5 m)(7 m) + 3(3.5 m)2 =
EI
24(7 m)EI

## Upward deflection at B due to concentrated load P.

[Appendix C, SS beam with concentrated load at midspan.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL3
vB =
48 EI
Values:
L = 7 m, EI = 3.0 104 kN-m2
Computation:
vB =

PL3
P (7 m)3
P (7.145833 m3 )
=
=
48 EI
48 EI
EI

Compatibility equation at B:
234.472656 kN-m3 P(7.145833 m3 )

+
=0
EI
EI
234.472656 kN-m3
P =
= 32.8125 kN = 32.8 kN
7.145833 m3

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below, assume that EI = 3.0 104 kN-m2 is
constant for each beam.
(b) For the beam in Fig. P11.18b, determine
the concentrated moment M required to
make the total beam slope at A equal to zero
(i.e., A = 0).

Fig. P11.18b

Solution
Slope at A due to 32 kN concentrated load.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated load at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL2
A =
(slope magnitude)
2 EI
Values:
P = 32 kN, L = 4 m, EI = 3.0 104 kN-m2

Computation:

A =

256 kN-m 2
=
=
EI
2 EI
2 EI

## Slope at A due to concentrated moment M.

[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated moment at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
ML
(slope magnitude)
A =
EI
Values:
L = 4 m, EI = 3.0 104 kN-m2

Computation:
ML M (4 m) M (4 m)
A =
=
=
EI
EI
EI
Compatibility equation at A:
256 kN-m 2 M (4 m)

+
=0
EI
EI
256 kN-m 2
M =
= 64.0 kN-m
4m

## (positive slope by inspection)

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below, assume that EI = 5.0 106 kip-in.2 is
constant for each beam.
(a) For the beam in Fig. P11.19a, determine
the concentrated upward force P required to
make the total beam deflection at B equal to
zero (i.e., vB = 0).

Fig. P11.19a

Solution
Downward deflection at B due to 4 kips/ft uniformly distributed load.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with uniformly distributed load.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
wL4
vB =
8EI
Values:
w = 4 kips/ft, L = 13 ft, EI = 5.0 106 kip-in.2

Computation:
wL4
(4 kips/ft)(13 ft) 4
14, 280.5 kip-ft 3
vB =
=
=
8 EI
8 EI
EI
Upward deflection at B due to concentrated load P.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated load at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL3
vB =
3EI
Values:
L = 13 ft, EI = 5.0 106 kip-in.2

Computation:
PL3 P(13 ft)3
P (732.333333 ft 3 )
vB =
=
=
3EI
3EI
EI
Compatibility equation at B:
14, 280.5 kip-ft 3 P(732.333333 ft 3 )

+
=0
EI
EI
14, 280.5 kip-ft 3
P =
= 19.50 kips
732.333333 ft 3

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below, assume that EI = 5.0 106 kip-in.2 is
constant for each beam.
(b) For the beam in Fig. P11.19b, determine
the concentrated moment M required to
make the total beam slope at C equal to zero
(i.e., C = 0).

Fig. P11.19b

Solution
Slope at C due to 40-kip concentrated load.
[Appendix C, SS beam with concentrated load at midspan.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL2
C =
(slope magnitude)
16 EI
Values:
P = 40 kips, L = 18 ft, EI = 5.0 106 kip-in.2

Computation:
PL2
(40 kips)(18 ft) 2 810 kip-ft 2
C =
=
=
16 EI
16 EI
EI

## Slope at C due to concentrated moment M.

[Appendix C, SS beam with concentrated moment at one end.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
ML
C =
(slope magnitude)
3EI
Values:
L = 18 ft, EI = 5.0 106 kip-in.2

Computation:
ML M (18 ft) M (6 ft)
C =
=
=
3EI
3EI
EI
Compatibility equation at C:
810 kip-ft 2 M (6 ft)

+
=0
EI
EI
810 kip-ft 2
M =
= 135.0 kip-ft
6 ft

## (positive slope by inspection)

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below, assume that EI = 5.0 104 kN-m2
is constant for each beam.
(a) For the beam in Fig. P11.20a,
determine the concentrated downward
force P required to make the total beam
deflection at B equal to zero (i.e., vB = 0).

Fig. P11.20a

Solution
Upward deflection at B due to 105 kN-m concentrated moment.
[Appendix C, SS beam with concentrated moment at one end.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
Mx
vB =
(2 L2 3Lx + x 2 ) (elastic curve)
6 LEI
Values:
M = 105 kN-m, L = 8 m, x = 4 m,
EI = 5.0 104 kN-m2

Computation:
Mx
(2 L2 3Lx + x 2 )
vB =
6 LEI
=

(105 kN-m)(4 m)
420 kN-m3
2(8 m) 2 3(8 m)(4 m) + (4 m) 2 =
6(8 m)EI
EI

## Downward deflection at B due to concentrated load P.

[Appendix C, SS beam with concentrated load at midspan.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL3
vB =
48 EI
Values:
L = 8 m, EI = 5.0 104 kN-m2

Computation:
PL3
P(8 m)3
P (10.666667 m3 )
vB =
=
=
48 EI
48 EI
EI
Compatibility equation at B:
420 kN-m3 P (10.666667 m3 )

=0
EI
EI
420 kN-m3
P =
= 39.375 kN = 39.4 kN
10.666667 m3

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below, assume that EI = 5.0 104 kN-m2 is
constant for each beam.
(b) For the beam in Fig. P11.20b, determine
the concentrated moment M required to
make the total beam slope at A equal to zero
(i.e., A = 0).

Fig. P11.20b

Solution
Slope at A due to 6 kN/m uniformly distributed load.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with uniformly distributed load.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
wL3
A =
(slope magnitude)
6 EI
Values:
w = 6 kN/m, L = 5 m, EI = 5.0 104 kN-m2

Computation:

A =

=
=
6 EI
6 EI
EI

## Slope at A due to concentrated moment M.

[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated moment at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
ML
(slope magnitude)
A =
EI
Values:
L = 5 m, EI = 5.0 104 kN-m2

Computation:
ML M (5 m)
A =
=
EI
EI

## (negative slope by inspection)

Compatibility equation at A:
125 kN-m 2 M (5 m)

=0
EI
EI
125 kN-m 2
M =
= 25.0 kN-m
5m

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below, assume that EI = 8.0 106 kip-in.2
is constant for each beam.
(a) For the beam in Fig. P11.21a,
determine the concentrated downward
force P required to make the total beam
deflection at B equal to zero (i.e., vB = 0).

Fig. P11.21a

Solution
Upward deflection at B due to 125 kip-ft concentrated moment.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated moment at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
ML2
vB =
2 EI
Values:
M = 125 kip-ft, L = 15 ft, EI = 8.0 106 kip-in.2

Computation:
ML2
(125 kip-ft)(15 ft)2 14,062.5 kip-ft 3
vB =
=
=
2 EI
2 EI
EI
Downward deflection at B due to concentrated load P.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated load at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL3
vB =
3EI
Values:
L = 15 ft, EI = 8.0 106 kip-in.2

Computation:
PL3
P(15 ft)3
P(1,125 ft 3 )
vB =
=
=
3EI
3EI
EI
Compatibility equation at B:
14,062.5 kip-ft 3 P(1,125 ft 3 )

=0
EI
EI
14,062.5 kip-ft 3
P =
= 12.50 kips
1,125 ft 3

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below, assume that EI = 8.0 106 kip-in.2
is constant for each beam.
(b) For the beam in Fig. P11.21b,
determine the concentrated moment M
required to make the total beam slope at A
equal to zero (i.e., A = 0).

Fig. P11.21b

Solution
Slope at A due to 7 kips/ft uniformly distributed load.
[Appendix C, SS beam with uniformly distributed load over portion of span.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
wa 2
A =
(2 L2 a 2 ) (slope magnitude)
24 LEI
Values:
w = 7 kips/ft, L = 23 ft, a = 15 ft,
EI = 8.0 106 kip-in.2

Computation:
wa 2
A =
(2 L2 a 2 )
24 LEI
=

(7 kips/ft)(15 ft) 2
2(23 ft) 2 (15 ft) 2
24(23 ft)EI

2,376.766304 kip-ft 2
EI

## Slope at A due to concentrated moment M.

[Appendix C, SS beam with concentrated moment at one end.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
ML
A =
(slope magnitude)
3EI
Values:
L = 23 ft, EI = 8.0 106 kip-in.2

Computation:
ML M (23 ft) M (7.666667 ft)
A =
=
=
EI
3EI
3EI
Compatibility equation at A:
2,376.766304 kip-ft 2 M (7.666667 ft)

+
=0
EI
EI
2,376.766304 kip-ft 2
M =
= 310 kip-ft
7.666667 ft

## (positive slope by inspection)

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below, derive an expression for the reactions
at supports A and B. Assume that EI is
constant for the beam.

Fig. P11.22

Solution
Choose the reaction force at B as the redundant; therefore, the released beam is a cantilever.
Consider downward deflection of cantilever beam at B due to concentrated moment M0.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated moment at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
ML2
M L2
vB =
= 0
2 EI
2 EI

## Consider upward deflection of cantilever beam at B due to concentrated load RB.

[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated load at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL3 RB L3
vB =
=
3EI 3EI

## Compatibility equation for deflection at B:

M L2 R L3
3M 0
0 + B =0
RB =

2 EI
3EI
2L

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Equilibrium equations
for entire beam:

Fy = RA + RB = 0

RA = RB =

3M 0 3M 0
=

2L
2L

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M A = M A M 0 + RB L = 0

M A = RB L M 0 =

3M 0
3M 0
M
( L) M 0 =
M0 = 0
2L
2
2

(cw)

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below, derive an expression for the reactions
at supports A and B. Assume that EI is
constant for the beam.

Fig. P11.23

Solution
Choose the reaction force at B as the redundant; therefore, the released beam is a cantilever.
Consider downward deflection of cantilever beam at B due to linearly distributed load.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with linearly distributed load.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
w L4
vB = 0
30 EI

## Consider upward deflection of cantilever beam at B due to concentrated load RB.

[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated load at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL3 RB L3
vB =
=
3EI 3EI

w L4 R L3
wL
0 + B =0
RB = 0
30 EI 3EI
10

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## Equilibrium equations for entire beam:

wL
w L w L 4w L 2 w0 L
Fy = RA + RB 0 = 0
RA = 0 0 = 0 =

2
2
10
10
5
w L L
M A = M A 0 + RB L = 0
2 3
M A = RB L

w0 L2 w0 L
w L2
w L2
w L2
( L) 0 = 0 = 0
=
6
10
6
15
15

(ccw)

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derive an expression for the reactions at
supports A and B. Assume that EI is constant
for the beam.

Fig. P11.24

Solution
Choose the reaction force at A as the redundant; therefore, the released beam is a cantilever.
Consider downward deflection of cantilever beam at A due to concentrated load P.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated load at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
Px 2
(3L x) (elastic curve)
vA =
6 EI
3L
Let x = L, L =
2
P ( L ) 2 3L

7 PL3
vA =

L
3

6 EI 2
12 EI

## Consider upward deflection of cantilever beam at A due to concentrated load RA.

[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated load at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL3 RA L3
vA =
=
3EI 3EI
Compatibility equation for deflection at A:

7 PL3 RA L3

+
=0
12 EI 3EI

RA =

7P

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## Equilibrium equations for entire beam:

Fy = RA + RB P = 0

7P
3P 3P
=
=

4
4
4
3L
M B = M B R A L + P = 0
2
RB = P

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3PL PL PL
3L 7 P
( L)
(ccw)
M B = RA L P =
=
=
2
4
4
2 4

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derive an expression for the reactions at
supports A and B. Assume that EI is constant
for the beam.

Fig. P11.25

Solution
Choose the reaction force at A as the redundant; therefore, the released beam is a cantilever.
Consider downward deflection of cantilever beam at A due to uniformly distributed load.
[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with uniformly distributed load.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
wx 2
vA =
(6 L2 4 Lx + x 2 ) (elastic curve)
24 EI

Let x = L, L =

3L
2

w( L) 2 3L
17 wL4
3L
2
vA =
6 4 ( L) + ( L) =
24 EI 2
48 EI
2

## Consider upward deflection of cantilever beam at A due to concentrated load RA.

[Appendix C, Cantilever beam with concentrated load at tip.]
Relevant equation from Appendix C:
PL3 RA L3
vA =
=
3EI 3EI

## Compatibility equation for deflection at A:

17 wL4 RA L3
17 wL

+
=0
RA =

48EI
3EI
16

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## Equilibrium equations for entire beam:

3wL
3wL 17 wL 7 wL 7 wL
Fy = RA + RB
=0
RB =

=
=

2
2
16
16
16
3wL 3L
M B = M B R A L +
= 0
2 4
M B = RA L

9 wL2 17 wL
9 wL2
wL2
wL2
=
( L)
=
=
8
16
8
16
16

(cw)

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