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.


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