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Zero Force Members - Trusses

  1. Dec 10, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Okay, I need help quick, exam in few hours, I wont be able to reply to this later.

    http://puu.sh/lQeXl/42907b0a12.jpg [Broken]

    In my lectures notes this is given. In the example shown with it, the one on the right in particular. Look at Joint C, it is unloaded, it also has to members connected to CG and CH both of which are non-collinear, but neither is zero force? I know technically there are 4 members connected to Joint C but I have no rule for 4 members so I just thought maybe we just ignore the other two(sounds weird) No other info about zero force members was given.

    Also one more thing, Joints E and K, they are loaded due to the reaction forces correct?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Dec 10, 2015 #2

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    That simply means you can not identify a zero-force member there.
    Correct

    Good luck with your test ! :smile:

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  4. Dec 10, 2015 #3
    So I would have to do out the equilibrium calculations to find if there are any zero force members connected to a joint with 4 members.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2015 #4

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    Don't think that will help: then you still have 4 members (and a force). But I'm not an expert, so not sure.
     
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