Homework #6 Solution
ME 311-Winter 2016
Due Date 02/26/2016

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4.37. A beam with the cross section of Figure P4.37 is loaded by a bending mo-
ment about the vertical axis as shown. Show on the figure your best estimate of
(i) the location of the principal axes, (ii) the location of the neutral axis and (iii)
the point
P
where the maximum tensile stress will occur.

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M
A
1. stiff
2. flexible
neutral
axis
Figure P4.37.1