Calculate the equation of the elastic curve .Determine the pinned beam’s maximum deflection. EI constant.
From the previous exercise (Calculation example-Calculate member diagrams) published (17 January 2017), we work for the section 0<x<L/2.
The Shear force is S(x)= P/2
The Moment is M(x)= P/2 x
The Slope and the Elastic Curve are:
Due to symmetry, boundary conditions are:
We calculate the slope: