Determine the equation of the elastic curve for the beam using the x coordinate. Specify maximum deflection. EI is constant.
Free body diagram:
Also u=0 at x=0.
Slope: Substitute the value of C1 into (1)
Elastic Curve: Substitute the value of C1 and C2 into (2)
Deflection max at x=L/2
Calculate the vertical deflection of the beam (m...
Based on Figure 1, we get: where:...