Shelf System


A new shelf system is planned to store large crates.
The shelves are relatively short but carry a large distributed load. Each "T"
beam is firmly fixed to the wall and acts as a cantilever beam. The design team
would like to know what the largest shear stress in the "T" at the
joint between the top flange and bottom web (point A).
What is known:
 Each beam is loaded with a distributed load of 50 kN/m.
 Location of point A is known for a given cross section, but it is not known
along the length of the beam.
 The dimensions of the beam are given in the diagram. All beams are the same
dimensions.
