Analysis of Reaction Forces In a Beam Leaning Against a Wall
Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Physics and Engineering
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.
Sewanan, Lorenzo, "Analysis of Reaction Forces In a Beam Leaning Against a Wall". Senior Theses, Trinity College, Hartford, CT 2012.
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