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Simulation:  Simple Beam

Question asked by Michael Hoft on Jul 20, 2011
Latest reply on Jul 20, 2011 by James Hutchins

If you took a plain carbon steel plate, .25 x 3.0 x 12.0 and placed a 400 pound load in the middle of it:

 

Simulation gives you a deflection of .051, the hand calc gives you .121 ....... why the discrepancy? Attached is the file and hand calc.

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