Title

Analysis of Reaction Forces In a Beam Leaning Against a Wall

Date of Award

Spring 2012

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Major

Physics and Engineering

Abstract

Despite the ubiquity of the situation of a ladder standing against a wall, there does not yet exist a universally accepted, valid solution for the mechanical problem. In addition to being a socially relevant problem, it requires the use of interesting analytical techniques in statics and the mechanics of solids to fully address. Here, we present a model of the physics of a ladder and determine the reaction forces on the ladder.

Comments

Senior thesis completed at Trinity College for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physics and Engineering. Full text is unavailable.