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Determining the Support Reactions acting on a frame

  1. Oct 14, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Determine the SUPPORT REACTIONS acting on the frame CLICK HERE FOR DIAGRAM


    You can see I have drawn the FBD, but I am lost on applying static equilibrium about point "F" because I don't know the distance from point "F" to any other point. In order for me to sum the moment about point "F" I'd need to know the distance from point "F" to ATLEAST point "B". So I'm not sure I have the support reactions set up correctly, any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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  3. Oct 14, 2008 #2

    Pyrrhus

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    In this type of rigid bodies, you need to dismember (dismantle), and analyze (FDB) each member of the frame by applying Newton's 3rd Law.
     
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