A springboard, as commonly used in diving, is considered. It is hinged at the rear end and rests free on a rubber fulcrum at the middle of the board. If an excentric load is applied to its front end, then due to torsion it is possible that the board is lifted away from the fulcrum along a certain distance. This problem is investigated for a static load. Although a linear small displacement theory is applied, the problem is nonlinear due to the unknown length of noncontact.

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