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Unformatted text preview: forces at all. The following table shows the forces in each member and their ratio to the total force. Member (Joint #1Joint #2 Force (lbs) Ratio (Member Force/ Total Force) Total: 175 1 2 1240.709 231240.709 341240.709 451240.709 26 24 46 16 87.5 0.5 56 87.5 0.5 If the maximum load any member could support were 1450 lbs, the maximum load that could be applied to the truss would be 2046.27 lbs. This was found to be correct because with this load applied to the truss, the members on the left and right side of the truss experience a load of 1450 lbs. The calculation performed was a proportion of the 124 lb load on the member when the truss was loaded to 175 lbs to the 1450 lb load on the member when the load was 2046.37 lbs. 124/175 = 1450/ Max Load Max Load = 2046.37 Remarks: ELICA is a crucial tool in truss analysis, as seen in this lab....
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2011 for the course ENGINEERIN E102 taught by Professor Dr.doe during the Spring '10 term at BC.
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