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Unformatted text preview: and R AC acting in the same directions as the springs (i.e at angles of 30° to the line AC) as shown in figure (b). Apply equilibrium to calculate the forces R AB and R AC . (ii) Calculate the extension of each spring. You can assume that the extension of the each of the springs is determined by the spring constant, k, and the force in the spring R, such that the spring will elongate by an amount, δ , according to: R = k δ (iii) Calculate the deflection (displacement) of point A. Use the results from part (b) as the extension of the springs. Use trigonometry, and the knowledge that the springs each remain attached at C and B and are joined at A, to calculate how much point A displaces....
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course AERO 16.01 taught by Professor Markdrela during the Fall '05 term at MIT.
- Fall '05