I read https://engineering.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic which says questions will be well received when they (among other things)
- Excite or challenge experienced professionals in the field
However I have an elementary question I'd like to ask which certainly won't challenge or excite experienced engineers.
My question is about identifying the material characteristics and method needed to calculate the deflection of a beam supported at both ends with a load concentrated at the centre. Or alternatively calculating the maximum load at the elastic limit. It's a naive question motivated by https://diy.stackexchange.com/q/76153/2815
How tolerant is this community of basic questions? should I go elsewhere?