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Best way to Model Simply supported beam?

Question asked by Pete Swift on Jun 6, 2008
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2008 by Bill McEachern
What is the best way to analyse a simply supported shaft with a couple of loads on it? It is supported on spherical bearings.

I have tried a couple of strategies

1 drill a hole though the neutral axis and apply the load. I believe that you an use split face but have not done this.

2 model it as half a beam cantilevered from the middle but this only works with a symmetrical loads and supports.

What does everyone else do?