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Unformatted text preview: the vertical deflection at the center of the beam. Hint: the problem is symmetric. z x Problem 4 A beam of length L is laminated from two thinner beams of different materials as shown below. The two beams have the same rigidity EI , however the two materials have different thermal expansion coefficients. Assuming the two beams are bonded together such that they do not slip relative to one another, find the deflection of the midpoint after a uniform temperature change, T . Use Castigliano's theorem....
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This note was uploaded on 05/19/2010 for the course MAE 472 taught by Professor Peters during the Spring '08 term at N.C. State.
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