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SShep71

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- Homework Statement
- A 160-lb bucket is suspended from a cable on the wooden frame.

Determine the magnitude of the resultant internal normal force acting on the cross section at E

Determine the magnitude of the resultant internal shear force acting on the cross section at E

Determine the magnitude of the resultant internal bending moment acting on the cross section at E

- Relevant Equations
- Sum of forces (x and y)

Moment about "E"

Attached is an image of the HW problem, included is a YouTube video I found for a solution.

Assuming the solution shown is correct my question is about the rest of the system. I always approached problems from a top down "total system" perspective. Then try to isolate the portions of the system that are irrelevant for what I am solving. In this problem, the diagonal support for the cantilevered beam "G-H" would carry and transmit a resultant horizontal force into the main vertical member "A-B". Yet this solution and consequently the homework does not address this force. Why is the "x" component of the G-H force ignored?

Assuming the solution shown is correct my question is about the rest of the system. I always approached problems from a top down "total system" perspective. Then try to isolate the portions of the system that are irrelevant for what I am solving. In this problem, the diagonal support for the cantilevered beam "G-H" would carry and transmit a resultant horizontal force into the main vertical member "A-B". Yet this solution and consequently the homework does not address this force. Why is the "x" component of the G-H force ignored?