Solved Problem on Beams

Submitted by tushar pramanick on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 12:50

GATE 2013 : Civil Engineering

Q. A uniform beam (EI=constant) PQ in the form of a quarter-circle of radius R is fixed at end P and free at the end Q, where a load W is applied as shown. The vertical downward displacement, δp,  at the loaded point Q is given by: [tex]{\delta _p} = \beta (\frac{{W{R^3}}}{{EI}})[/tex]. Find the value of β (correct to 4-decimal places). __________




Ans: 0.785 to 0.786


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