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T04.3 Trusses

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Trusses Free Body Diagrams T04.3
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Trusses (Meriam & Kraige, Statics6, Fig 4.2) (Meriam & Kraige, Statics6, Fig 4.2)
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Terminology Method of joints Method of sections Zero force members
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Assumptions & Conventions All loads applied at joints Members are weightless Joints are frictionless Tension (+) Compression ( ) Later in the course we’ll take up the issue of buckling which is a significant concern for compression members . (Hibbeler, SMoM2, Prob. 5
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