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Is this another statically indeterminate structure?

  1. Feb 22, 2010 #1
    Is this another statically indeterminate structure? (urgent)

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    I interpret the question as a statically indeterminate structure. Am I correct? if not how to solve this question?

    Thank you very much for your help! =)
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2010 #2
    Re: Is this another statically indeterminate structure? (urgent)

    after considerin the 2 force members connected to the "ruler", i realize its no longer indeterminate.

    I resolved the reaction at B using moments at the intersection of tension and the force by de member.

    And solve the tension to be 292.1 N.

    (Question solved)
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2010
  4. Feb 22, 2010 #3
    Re: Is this another statically indeterminate structure? (urgent)

    the intersection of which tension? The vertical one holding the 2000 N weight, or the inclined one at B? Or force FG?
     
  5. Feb 22, 2010 #4
    Re: Is this another statically indeterminate structure? (urgent)

    FG and DE. note that DE is a 2 force member. hence the forces involved with it is horizontal.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2010 #5
    Re: Is this another statically indeterminate structure? (urgent)

    I don't think you can claim 'question solved' until you have found ALL the external forces and checked they are in equilibrium up down and rotational. There's many a slip. I do get a different answer to you.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2010 #6
    Re: Is this another statically indeterminate structure? (urgent)

    what do you have?
     
  8. Feb 23, 2010 #7

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    darkdream: Excellent work. Your answer is correct.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2010 #8
    Re: Is this another statically indeterminate structure? (urgent)

    thanks alot! =) nvn
     
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