Actual question: what is the formula for the deflection of an intermediately loaded simply supported beam from multiple point loads? Reason for the question so you can question my assumptions (and know that I'm not doing homework): I am building a swing-set, from pretty much standard swing set parts, but want to deviate from the standard dimensions a bit - in particular, I want to make the top beam in a single bay setup 1.75' longer than the usual 10'. I am doing this so I can hang a longer bench swing that would hold a couple of people, so this is more length supporting more load, and I want to calculate some things. More inside! [more inside]
Given optimal circumstance, could a person on a swing set swing 360 degrees, over the overhead bar? If not, what would the circumstances be,on this planet, where they could?
During the night, I am sad. All other times, I am perfectly fine. ?!?! [more inside]
How can I stay more even-tempered at work, when I feel like my emotions are out of control! Or at least appear even-tempered and approachable! [more inside]
Good source for swing sets, either in-store in the Baltimore/Washington metro area or online (with affordable shipping)? [more inside]
Logistics of building an indoor tire swing... [more inside]
Chairs and other things that can hang from a high ceiling... suggestions? [more inside]
Gynofilter: Was my mood last night my gyn's fault? I'll keep the details inside to protect those who don't want to hear about my trip to the doctor. [more inside]