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Bending of a cantilever beam with a mass attached to the free end

len         length of the cantilever in m
wid        width of the cantilever in m
thc         thickness of the cantilever in m
mas       mass at the free end in kg
ymod     Young's modulus of the material of the beam in GPa
sel         number denoting the selected result.
              Use 1 for maximum stress and 2 for maximum deflection and 3 for spring constant of the beam

Bending of a cantilever beam with a mass

Notes

Use this form to estimate the bending of a cantilever beam due to an end mass. The maximum stress is at the top surface near the clamped edge and the maximum deflection is at the free end. The plot shows the deflection of the beam along the length of the beam. Using the crosshair, the deflection at any point along the length of the beam can be obtained.

Assumptions

-The default material is Silicon with a Young's modulus of 180GPa.
-The beam has uniform cross section.
-The bending of the mass is negligible
-There is no other load acting on the beam other than the gravitational pull on the mass

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