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Unformatted text preview: Homework 2, problem 1 Solve for the approximate deflection of a simplysupported prestressed cable with uniform static distributed load using the Galerkin method. Take as the trial function N 1 ( x ) = x 3 ( x L ) 3 , and set the test function to coincide with the trial function, 1 = N 1 . (a) Compare the midpoint deflection computed analytically and approximately. (b) Compute and plot the balance residual. (c) Compute the reactions at the pins from the approximate solution. Homework 2, problem 2 Solve for the approximate deflection of a simplysupported prestressed cable with uniform static distributed load using the Galerkin method. Model just one half of the problem using a symmetry plane. Take as the trial function N 1 ( x ) = 2 x/L ( x = 0 is the location of the pin support at the lefthand side end of the cable), and set the test function to coincide with the trial function, 1 = N 1 ....
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2012 for the course SE 131 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
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