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Design of a Beam

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  • Essay length: 4556 words
  • Submitted: 04/09/2009
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Stress Analysis PBL

Design of a Beam

Group 17

Abstract

The report centred around the design of a beam to hold a load in a real-world scenario. First the topic is introduced, then the background theory and statistics of the materials are presented. The bulk of the calculations were performed by computer as presented in the discussion section but these were also performed by more theoretical methods to check the results were consistent. Various cross-sections are considered along with two different ways of mounting the beam along with the environmental and financial advantages of the particular materials. The report then concludes based on the findings presented in the discussion that the load should be distributed on a mild steel beam with an "I" shaped cross-section.

Contents

1. Abstract Page 2

2. Introduction Page 3

3. Background Theory Page 4

4. Calculations

Stress Page 9

Cross Section Page 21

5. Discussion

Stress Page 25

Cross Section Page 28

Safety Factors Page 20

Environment Page 30

6. Conclusions Page 31

7. Final Design Page 32

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