# 2011_09_13_Class_Pro - ENGR_160_Fall_2011_Section_E1_Prof_Alleman Class Project 6 8 September 2011(Thursday Learning Topic 1 Learn how to use

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ENGR_160_Fall_2011_Section_E1_Prof_Alleman Class Project # 6 @ 8 September 2011 (Thursday) Learning Topic: 1) Learn how to use Mathcad’s ‘Given-Find’ function to solve a complex set of multiple simultaneous linear equations 2) Learn how to use Mathcad’s ‘matrix’ manipulation tools to solve the same problem 3) Learn about ‘static’ loading of a structures Team Member Names: 1) _________________________________ 2) _________________________________ Step Effort 1 Consider the following schematic model…which depicts a crane being used to lift a weight: This crane structure has five beam elements (i.e., 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) three forces which hold this crane in place (i.e., R1, R2, and R3), and one load at the tip of the crane (i.e., F). 2 Draw an estimate of the horizontal and vertical loads at each point (i.e., a node) where two or more beams come together (e.g., there is one such node where beams 1 and 2 link, there is one such node where beams 1, 3, and 4 come together, etc.) 3

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## This note was uploaded on 12/30/2011 for the course ENG 160 taught by Professor J.alleman during the Fall '11 term at Iowa State.

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2011_09_13_Class_Pro - ENGR_160_Fall_2011_Section_E1_Prof_Alleman Class Project 6 8 September 2011(Thursday Learning Topic 1 Learn how to use

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