The structure in Figure 01 is made up of a steel (E = 200GPa) rectangular beam ABC with depth h= 40 mm and width b = 30 mm and two wood (E=10 GPA) pin-connected members BD and CD with 25 mm square cross section. If load P= 9 KN is applied to the beam at C, determine the reaction at support D and maximum stress in the steel beam and wood members.
Figure 01: Problem Structure.
(Note: A is fixed and D is roller support) RD = 13.086 KN
Analytical answer: Maximum stress in the steel beam 92.1 MPa and maximum stress in wood 13.1 Mpa. (10% error is acceptable in numerical solution)
1. Image of the model and assembly.
2. Image of loading and boundary conditions.
3. Images of generated stress output for beam and wood showing the maximum stresses.