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Unformatted text preview: W U = ) .( . . . 2 2 c L c a P L a EI + = As the potential energy must be minimum at equilibrium, = a ) .( . ) 2 ( 2 = c L c P a EIL EIL c L c P a 4 ) .( . = Now, we substitute this constant back in the assumed deflection curve equation, so that we will be able to calculate the deflection at any section of the beam. ) .( . 4 ) .( . x L x EIL c L c P v = Now, at the desired section, x = c (distance from the left end.) EIL c L c P v c 4 ) ( . 2 2 =...
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This document was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course MME 512 at Miami University.
- Fall '11