Answer to Question #221600 in Mechanical Engineering for Connor

Question #221600

Calculate the forces in members BE and BD of the loaded truss. The forces are positive if in tension, negative if in compression. Assume F = 4.4 kN, a = 2.3 m, b = 3 m, c = 2 m, and d = 2 m.


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2021-08-04T02:51:54-0400

In order to find BE we will resolve force at point E

Force in member BE = 0

In order to find force in BD, we can resolve force along a vertical direction at point B

Now we need to find FAB

At point A resolving along the vertical direction

Substituting in equation 1


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