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m13_ps04_spring04 - Unified Engineering Spring 2004 Problem...

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Unified Engineering Spring 2004 Problem M13 In problem M1 you designed a truss, however you took no account of the possibility of buckling. Redo the question, with the same set of materials. Reexamine your design strategy (including materials selection). Assume that all the materials are available in the form of bars with a solid circular cross-section. Problem M1 This is question is designed to provide you with a chance to revise material we met last term, and an opportunity to start thinking about structural design. You are asked to design a minimum mass truss structure that will be attached at points A, and B, 1 m apart on a horizontal floor in order to support a vertical load of 10 kN, without exceeding the strength (assume that the tensile and compressive strengths are the same) of the bars, at a distance 2 m above the floor and 1m to the right of the right hand support point (B). . The truss will be made of constant cross-section members of whatever material you choose to select. All of the bars will have the same cross-section.
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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.

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