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Drawing a shear force diagram with loads working at an angle

  1. Feb 14, 2013 #1
    I was wondering how you incorporate an angled load into a shear force diagram? So far I've only been working with vertical loads and I've looked through my entire book without finding an example with loads at an angle, so I'm not sure what to do here. I know I have to end up at 0 so I see I can't just continue on 25 downwards....

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  3. Feb 14, 2013 #2

    rock.freak667

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    You would need to split the force at an angle into vertical and horizontal components. Only the vertical will produce a shear force.
     
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