problem 1: Choose a standard rolled steel I-section for the simply supported beam illustrated in figure below. Choose a suitable factor of safety and material strength. Comprise references for all source information employed. The self-weight of the beam itself might be neglected when computing the maximum moment.
Justification, with references, for choice of steel grade and factor of safety needed, plus incorporation of material self weight into analysis needed for distinction criteria.
problem 2: A column is made from a universal I-section 203 x 203 x 60. A load of 86 kN is applied on the y-axis offset 40mm from the centroid. Compute the stress at the outer edges of the y-axis and comment on the overall stresses on column.