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Product Design Engineer Interview

How to reduce beam deflection (6 ways)?


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Deflection = PL^3/EI with multiple ways to reduce each variable.

Interview Candidate on Aug 10, 2017

From most effective and efficient to least:
1.) Reduce the length of the beam.
2.) Increase the cross sectional thickness of the beam.
3.) Add an additional support to the beam.
4.) Decrease the load at the beam.
5.) Change the material of the beam.
6.) Apply the load closer to the support.

Anonymous on Nov 14, 2017

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