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Homework Help: Axial loading

  1. Apr 5, 2013 #1
    An axial loading question

    See attachment below.

    Have no ideal how to start the question.

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  3. Apr 6, 2013 #2
    Let W be the max weight. Then, the reactions are..... and the force in each rod is..... I don't see how you can solve the deflection part of the question without some knowledge of the material, such as E.
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