Practice Question: Lifting a beam
NCEES Civil PE Specification Means and Methods: Temporary Structures and facilities
You've rigged a W36x330 to be lifted by a crane. Determine the nearest axial force and moment acting on the beam. Assume stable lifting.
- Beam self-weight = 10.5 kip.
- Wires connected at hinge just on top of the top flange.
- Consider the axial force acting at the beam top flange in your moment calculation.
- Consider beam self-weight as a concentrated load acting on the middle of the beam.