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trussanalysis - 4 If each member of the truss can safely...

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TRUSS ANALYSIS PROBLEM 1. Develop a truss model of the railroad bridge that crosses over the Wabash River. Analyze only one span of the bridge, but evaluate the load distribution for each side of truss considered. You will need to estimate dimensions, angles, load distribution, etc. 2. Assuming a 10 kip locomotive is centered on the bridge, determine the load distribution of the truss. Be sure to properly account for the load distribution both width-wise and length-wise. 3. Make a large color-coded drawing of the truss indicating the load in each member and showing members in tension in “blue” and members in compression in “red”.
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Unformatted text preview: 4. If each member of the truss can safely support a tensile force of 30 kips and a compressive force of 15 kips, what is the heaviest locomotive the bridge can safely hold for the load condition considered. 5. Only one submission is required per group. All group members will receive the same grade. Also, some adjustment will be made to the assigned homework to provide time to complete the project. 6. Use the Bridge Analysis Program at http://www.jhu.edu/virtlab/bridge/truss.htm to simplify the calculations need to analyze the loads on the bridge....
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