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Homework Help: Trussed Framework Coursework, Static Analysis, ECCENTRIC CONNECTIONS

  1. Nov 28, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The attached pdf shows the whole problem. I have a deadline of Wednesday for this and am absolutely stuck!

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I have figured out parts a, b, and d. I was wondering whether anyone can help or point me in the right direction with regards to parts c and e.

    for part c, I think that it isn't too complicated but I just don't know what to do with the eccentric connections.


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  3. Nov 28, 2011 #2


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    The eccentric connections won't change the member axial forces much. For chord bending, you can assume a pinned pinned beam 6 m long with a force equal to the perpendicular component of the diagonal member force, applied 25 mm from one end.
  4. Nov 29, 2011 #3
    Thanks for that PhanthomJay, I was thinking along those lines, just needed someone to back me up. Will give it a proper go now!
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