Principle of virtual work

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what is the principle of virtual work. In what circumstances this can be used to
solve statics problems?
 

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HallsofIvy
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That looks an awful lot like a homework problem a teacher would give in the hopes that you would simply read the textbook.
 
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This isn't really something that can be explained easily in a few sentences. But you use virtual work to find forces, and virtual forces to find displacements. You really need a textbook to learn this. Essentially though, if we allow a static system to undergoe a virtual displacement, the work done by all the forces acting on the system must equal zero.
 

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