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Department of Civil and Environment Engineering. CGN 4980/CGN 6939 FE/Graduate Seminar Review Examples Fall 2005. Determine the force in each member of the truss and state if the members are in tension or compression. Solution:. F DC. F DE. F AB. F FE. F FB. F FE. F FB. F BA. F BE.

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Department of Civil and Environment Engineering

CGN 4980/CGN 6939

Fall 2005

Determine the force in each member of the truss and state if the members are in tension or compression.

Solution:

FDC

FDE

FFE

FFB

FFE

FFB

FBA

FBE

FBC

FEF

FEC

FED

FCD

FCB

The rod has a weight W and rests against the floor and wal for which the coefficients of static friction are mA and mB, respectively. Determine the smallest value of q for which the rod will not move.

Given:

Find:

Solution:

FB

W

Equilibrium Eqs.

NB

L sin q

FA

NA

FA

The three bars have a weight of WA = 20 lb, WB = 40 lb and WC = 60 lb, respectively. If the coefficients of static friction at the surfaces are as shown, determine the smallest horizontal force P needed to move block A.

Given:

Find:

Solution:

WABC

T

If blocks A & B move first

WC

FCB

T

NCB

NCB=WC+Tsinq

FBC

WAB

If blocks A & B move first

WC

FCB

T

NCB

NCB=WC+Tsinq

FBC

WAB

If blocks A move first

NAB

FAB

T

WCB

WA

FAB

NAB

T

Therefore block A moves first

Determine the distance x to the center of mass of the homogeneous rod bent into the shape shown. If the rod has a mass per unit length of 0.5 kg/m, determine the reactions at the fixed support O.

Given: rod, r

Find: x

Solution:

3

2

1

3

2

1

Each of the three members of the frame has a mass per unit length of 6 kg/m Locate the position (x, y) of the center of gravity. Neglect the size of the pins at the joints and the thickness of the members. Also, locate the reactions at the pin A and roller E.

Solution:

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

Determine the moment of inertia Iy for the slender rod. The rod’s density r and cross-sectional area A are constant. Express the results in terms of the rod’s total mass m.