   # Determine the absolute maximum bending moment in a 75 ft long simply supported beam due to the wheel loads of the moving HS15-44 truck shown in Fig. P9.15. FIG. P9.15, P9.21

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## Determine the absolute maximum bending moment in a 75 ft long simply supported beam due to the wheel loads of the moving HS15-44 truck shown in Fig. P9.15. FIG. P9.15, P9.21

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Find the absolute maximum bending moment in a 75 ft long simply supported beam.

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Calculation:

Sketch the simply supported beam as shown in Figure 1.

Refer Figure 2.

PR=12+12+3=27k

Find the location of the resultant (x¯).

Consider moment of the resultant about a point equals the sum of the moments of the individual loads about the same point.

PR(x¯)=12(20)+3(34)PR(x¯)=342

Substitute 27 k for PR.

(27)x¯=342x¯=12.67ft

Find the position of loads on the beam.

As per the observation, the resultant is closest to the second load. Hence, the maximum bending moment occurs under the second load. The series of the load is positioned on the beam so that the midspan of the beam is located halfway between the load 2 and the resultant.

Find the distance between the resultant and second load.

x2=20x¯

Substitute 12.67ft for x¯.

x2=2012.67=7.33ft

Find the position of second load and resultant from center of the beam.

Location of resultant=x22

Substitute 7.33 ft for x2

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