472 HW_5 - Follow the procedure of the example in class to...

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MAE 472, Spring 2010 Homework #5 Due 4/8/10 Problem 1 The truss member shown below has a cross-sectional area that varies linearly from A 0 to A L . The modulus of elasticity E is constant throughout the bar. Derive the element stiffness matrix in local coordinates   k in terms of A 0 , A L , E and L . Problem 2 Given the assemblage of linear springs shown below:
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Unformatted text preview: Follow the procedure of the example in class to determine the deflection of points 2, 3 and 4. Problem 3 Solve problem 6.2 in the Megson textbook using ANSYS. You can assume E = 10 x 10 6 psi, A = 1 in 2 and L = 10 ft to solve the problem. You will need to create an origin calculate the location of each of the nodes relative to that origin....
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