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aae204_HW3 - AAE 204 Fall 2011 Homework #3 Due start of...

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AAE 204 Fall 2011 Homework #3 Due start of class on Wednesday, 2 February 2011 The purpose of homework assignments is for students to gain further understanding of classroom principles through application to practical problems. Although discussion of assignments between students is permitted, the solution must represent your own efforts and understanding of the problem. Blatant copies of the solutions will not be accepted, and repeated evidence of copying will lead to failure of the course. 1. The ideal truss shown below is made from straight, weightless members connected with frictionless pins. It is loaded at pins B , D , E , G , and H as shown. (Note nomenclature: 10 K = 10 kips = 10,000 lbs.) Show all free body diagrams needed to answer the following questions. a. Find the reactions at Pins J and A . b. Use the method of joints to find the forces in members DE , EF , DF , and GF . c. Use the method of sections to find the forces in members HG , HC , and BC . Note:
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