Beam Finite Element Method:
Design the finite element model of the beam subjected to combined loading by using the minimum number of Euler-Bernoulli beam elements as shown in the image below? Let E = 30 × 106 psi, L = 10 in, qo = 5 lb/in and P = 1 lb. The beam is of a square cross-section of 1.0 × 1.0 inches.
In FEA, use hand calculation or MS Excel Spreadsheet to determine: