By Brody Dylan Johnson

Saint Louis University, Saint Louis MO USA

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This modeling scenario examines the deflection of a cantilever beam under two different distributed loads. Students will have the opportunity to conduct experiments with their own cantilever beam or use data provided in the student version. A mathematical model for the beam deflection will be based on the Euler-Bernoulli beam theory and will be solved using the Laplace transform. Students will then compare their findings with the experimental data in order to validate the model.

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  • Brody Dylan Johnson (2021), "9-125-S-BeamModeling," https://www.simiode.org/resources/8734.

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