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Old 01-14-22, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
So, I'm curious, from a structural engineering perspective, does the fact that the force typically comes in at an angle modify the 1/3 2/3 rule? Granted there are cases where the impact may be perpendicular, and I guess structural engineering is all about those worst case scenarios.....
IIRC that rule applies to a force perpendicular to the lever and not an impact or distributed force. its been over 40 years since that class and I am too lazy to pull the text book out!
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