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Reaction_Forces - d Draw all of the applied forces and...

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Determining Reaction Forces 1. Draw a Free Body Diagram (FBD) a. Draw your reference frame; axes and indication of the direction for a positive moment. b. Ignore the internal structure. c. Replace all of the points of contact with the outside world with reaction forces (see Table 4-1, page 142).
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Unformatted text preview: d. Draw all of the applied forces and moments. Note: A distributed load may be concentrated at its centroid. e. Include all dimensions and angles. 2. Apply the equilibrium equations = ∑ x F = ∑ y F = ∑ P M 3. Solve for the unknowns (reaction forces)....
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