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Force members

  1. Nov 2, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Pin A and C are the same, however in the solution manual it shows that C does not have a y component. Why is that?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

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  3. Nov 3, 2017 #2


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    They are not.

    How would the beam at C transfer a vertical component?
  4. Nov 3, 2017 #3
    they are tho, they look exactly the same. why is it that c does not provide a vertical force?
  5. Nov 3, 2017 #4


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    They are both pinned joints capable of taking forces in both the vertical and horizontal direction, but in this problem, no vertical force exists at C. You should attempt to answer the question asked by @mfb. What do you know about truss members with forces applied at joints?
  6. Nov 5, 2017 #5
    In order for there to be a vertical component of reaction at C, member CD would have to be inclined rather than horizontal..
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