Large Deflections of Beams with Combined Loads

by John H. Lau, Sr. Engr.; Special Structures Group, Bechtel Power Corp., San Francisco, Calif. 94119,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 180-185

Document Type: Journal Paper


Closed-form solutions are presented for the problem of large deflection of a cantilever beam with a couple and a concentrated load acting simultaneously at the free end. Dimensionless charts are provided which relate the variables maximum vertical deflections, maximum horizontal deflections, couple and force.

Subject Headings: Displacement (mechanics) | Beams | Load factors | Closed form solutions | Cantilevers | Concentrated loads | Horizontal loads | Maximum loads

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