Problem 1002 | Increase in moment capacity due to steel plate reinforcement

Problem 1002
A timber beam is reinforced with steel plates rigidly attached at the top and bottom as shown in Fig. P-1002. By what amount is moment increased by the reinforcement if n = 15 and the allowable stresses in the wood and steel are 8 MPa and 120 MPa, respectively?
 

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Solution 1002

 
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