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A simply supported wide-flange beam of span length L carries a vertical concentrated load P acting through the centroid C at the midpoint of the span (see figure). The beam is attached to supports inclined at an angle α to the horizontal.

Determine the orientation of the neutral axis and calculate the maximum stresses at the outside corners of the cross section (points A, B, D, and E) due to the load P. Data for the beam are as follows: W 250 × 44.8 section, L 3.5 m,

P = 18 kN, and α = 26.57°. (Note: See Table E-1b of Appendix E for the dimensions and properties of the beam.)