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Can the general Flexural formula be used in the case of transverse loading of a beam?

Even derivation in pure bending assumes small deformations. If you do not use this assumption, the transverse distances from neutral axis change also in pure bending. So if you take into account ...
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Any way to approximate effect of two point loads with just one?

Seems like you're after statically equivalent nodal loads. There's two things at play here: Load equivalency: the total of your equivalent loads will be 4P (sum of all loads), and Displacement ...
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Does the inertia of a beam section include the material density?

I think you are confused with the "(mass) moment of inertia" and the "second moment of area" as both have the same terms, moment and inertia, in the name, and both are denoted the ...
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Get Node Numbers to Variable

You can save a node number in different ways: Define the number directly: N, NODE, X, Y, Z, THXY, THYZ, THZX From the docs: NODE Node number to be assigned. A ...
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deflection of mild steel hollow tube beam

Your suspicion is correct. The deflection formula was noted below the first cal page. The second should be similar. Similarly, below the second calculator: Formula MI for Solid Round Beams = (pi * (...
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Horizontal "pinching" force of an arch with applied moment

I agree with PM-14's approach to the analysis. Curling of the unrestrained alloy should be into a circular form. Maximum moment whilst gripping the pencil will be at the top, where the lever arm (...
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Horizontal "pinching" force of an arch with applied moment

In the unrestrained case where there is no pencil and the ring can deform freely, the bending moment is zero. This may seem counterintuitive, but bending moment only arises in the ring when an ...
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