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Beam analysis problem

Question asked by Shiva Joshi on Oct 2, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 5, 2015 by Shiva Joshi

I am trying to do a simulation of an I beam (W 10x 15) under loading. There are three cases :

1. Dead load (DL) only

2. Live load (LL) only

3. DL+ LL


I have attached a pdf stating the problem. It has 3 point loads : 3ksi, 5 ksi, 3ksi acting at a distance shown in the pdf. Total length of beam is 19 feet.

LL is 2k/linear feet i.e 38000 lb-f.

On the left side the beam has hinged support and on the right is the roller support.


I tried doing the simualtion but I think my results are not coming out to be correct.The shear forces should come out to be same on both ends of the beam as the beam is symmetric .

The are coming out to be same for the DL case but not for other cases.


More over for the same model my simulation is showing different result in different version of Solidworks i.e on 2013 and 2014. Don't know why. Please help.