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Downwards Force acting on two mmebers and the tension in members.

  1. Mar 20, 2012 #1
    Ok, so the set up is that there are two memebers. Both are pivoted to a wall in line but at different heights but the join up on the other end.


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    the point where the join up is a downward force acting on it of 900 N. Now I know that when there is one freel rotating member the f0orce will have components acting along the member and one acting as a perpendicular torque to the member. I also kow that when the member is not free to rotate that the calculation becomes more complicated however what I don't get is the physics of this situation. How are the forces distributed on two pivotal joined members?
     
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