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Swing set loading.

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]
posted by flaterik on May 16, 2013 - 18 answers

Extreme playground

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?
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jan 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Sad and Confused

During the night, I am sad. All other times, I am perfectly fine. ?!?! [more inside]
posted by Angel of Khaos on Feb 10, 2012 - 20 answers

How can I simmer my crazy emotions down in the workplace?

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]
posted by catfood on Nov 14, 2007 - 26 answers

Why are swingsets so $%#*(@ expensive?!

Good source for swing sets, either in-store in the Baltimore/Washington metro area or online (with affordable shipping)? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Oct 10, 2007 - 5 answers

Help building a tire swing...

Logistics of building an indoor tire swing... [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Aug 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Looking for cool to hang in the middle of a room...

Chairs and other things that can hang from a high ceiling... suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Jun 29, 2007 - 17 answers

Pinched in the cervix by the doc = weird mood swings?

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]
posted by desuetude on Aug 17, 2006 - 20 answers

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