I need to calculate the maximum moment and reaction forces in an axle with both sides fixed in bearings, the axle is 1010mm long and has downwards forces of:
- 236kN at 403mm
- 86kN at 499mm
- 32kN at 595mm
- 12kN at 691mm
- 4kN at 787mm
I need the results to determine what bearings to use and to calculate the minimum axle diameter, I have had lessons in how to calculate these problems but those only explained a single point load or a distributed load. How would I go about calculating this?
EDIT: The A drum will be mounted on the axle to make a winch, the forces are based on the cable windings pulling on this drum.