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Subject: Equation for the bending in a beam w/ a constriction?

Date: Mon Aug 24 21:16:35 1998
Posted by Michael Boller
Grade level: grad (science)
School: University at Buffalo
City: Buffalo State/Province: NY
Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 904011395.Eg

I am a graduate student studying the ecology of a Caribbean soft 
This coral reproduces asexually by breaking off fragments; these 
then start new colonies. In some branches, there is a constriction 
facilitates breaking. I have tried to find an explanation and/or an
equation to explain the stresses and strains that occur. So far I have 
only been able to find equations for beams with a constant cross-

Is there an equation that takes into account the failure of a beam 
a constriction near the base?

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