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Zero Force Members

  1. Jun 5, 2007 #1

    1.What is the concept of zero force members?

    2.How to observe them in truss structures?

    3.Can provide some examples?

    Thanks A Lot.
    Thanks for sharing.:blushing:
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  3. Jun 5, 2007 #2


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    Well, the name of the "concept" itself pretty much reveals all you need to know.

    In truss structures, zero force members are often members connected at joints at which no external force acts, and hence it follows directly from the equations of equilibrium that the forces in these members must equal zero.

    Perhaps it would be the best if you take and example of a truss structure and try to figure it out.
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