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Unformatted text preview: draw.) ENGR210, Fall 2011 3 “Support reactions” (important!) Understanding support reactions is important in order to draw FBDs, because these are forces and moments acting on a rigid body that support the body. Generally, support reactions are the forces/moments preventing the body from moving in specific directions. If a support prevents the translation of a body in a given direction, then a force (support reaction force) is developed on the body in that direction. If rotation is prevented, a couple moment is exerted on the body. The direction of reaction forces or couples in a FBD (i.e., the arrow-direction) is arbitrary....
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course ENGR 210 taught by Professor Ko during the Fall '08 term at Boise State.
- Fall '08