22-10-10 - F riday, October-22-10 The t russ o When two...

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Unformatted text preview: F riday, October-22-10 The t russ o When two equal forces act on an object either to compress or push outwards with the same tension o 2 equal forces by members in tension or in compression. I t can be done on or by the members. Usually it bends but in t russ i t doesn’t because force is only applied at the joints. o A light weight structure made of thin members, joined at the ends by pin joints ( hindges), with forces applied only at the joints o o o Members only subject to tension or compression – no bending. Examples – steel bridges crane booms, hydro towers A stable t russ is built from t r iangles. ...
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