## The
Symmetric Distributed Load Problem

*Van Warren*
*Warren Design Vision*

Problem: A beam is subjected to a symmetric distributed load along its
span:

Determine the spanwise load constants wm, wb, wm', and wb', in the distributed
load equations:

and

(primes refer to the second load, not derivative quantities.)

in terms of:

wl: distributed load value at left and right ends.

wr: distributed load value at peak.

a, b, L: from diagram

Solution: