(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The triangular plate weighs 80N, is articulated to the bars AH and EF (negligible weight) through joints in the points H and D respectively.

Determine the horizontal reaction at support A using the principle of virtual work.

Problem image here: http://imagepaste.nullnetwork.net/viewimage.php?id=1087 [Broken]

2. Relevant equations

Work=0=Sum Force*Displacement + Sum Moments* d Theta

3. The attempt at a solution

Try to find the displacements, but I want to know the quickest way for solve this problem.

Any recommendation on how to solve this problem more efficiently, be grateful.

Thanks

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# Homework Help: Triangular plate, Virtual Work

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