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Forces in a Truss

  1. Jun 3, 2010 #1
    [PLAIN]http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3825/truss3.jpg [Broken]
    I am having some problems with this one. Can I section the truss through members AB, BE and EF to solve for the force in AB, thus disregarding the fixed connections at left? I suppose I could go join by join, but I would like to section if possible.

    Any help would be great.

    **MODS Can you move this into the homework section. I just noticed your sticky but already created the thread ***
     
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  3. Jun 3, 2010 #2

    tiny-tim

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    hi canicon25! :wink:

    have you tried finding the reaction force at A and E, by taking components and moments? :smile:
     
  4. Jun 3, 2010 #3
    i used method of joints and went one by one with this one after all. i think the provided solution is an error; i worked out 36kN twice. typo i think.
     
  5. Jun 3, 2010 #4

    PhanthomJay

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    Yes, typo.
     
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