Keith Porter
9/27/00
AM35A HW1
PROBLEM 1.10: RESULTANT OF FIVE FORCES
GIVEN
5 forces applied at (0,0,0) with line of action through (x,y,z); See Table 1.
REQUIRED
Resultant force FR.
SOLUTION
Fx = |F|x/sqrt(x2 + y2 + z2)
Fy = |F|y/sqrt(x2 + y2 + z2)
Fz =

Keith Porter
10/8/00
AM35A HW2 SOLUTION
PROBLEM 1: H&H 2.15, ADEQUACY OF SUPPORT FOR A CUBE-AND-RODS PROBLEM
GIVEN
See H&H, but note that rod 6 is parallel to the x-axis, not (as it appears in the figure), aligned with rod 5.
REQUIRED
Show that cube is ad

Keith Porter
10/18/00
AM35a Homework 3 solution
PROBLEM 1: WEIGHT, PULLEY, AND ROD ASSEMBLY
GIVEN
A vertical load P is applied at the end of rigid rod B-C.
Figure 1. Weight, pulley, and rod
REQUIRED
(a)
Neglecting the weight of the rod, express the angle

AM35A HOMEWORK 4 SOLUTION
Keith Porter
11/3/00
PROBLEM 1: H&H 4.36, THE HYDRAULIC PRESS
GIVEN, REQUIRED
As stated in H&H.
SOLUTION
Consider the pressure p at a point in the neck of the hydraulic press, at depth h below the pistons. (It
appears from the di

Keith Porter
11/21/00
AM35A HOMEWORK 5 SOLUTION
PROBLEM 1: THE TRUSS
GIVEN
A
P
P
B
P
D
P
F
P
H
C
J
`
I
E
3.5m
P
G
`
5 @ 4m = 20m
P = 35 kN
REQUIRED
Load in members FG, FH, and EG. Indicate whether the loads are tension or compression.
SOLUTION
Consider FB

Keith Porter
10/26/00
AM35A MIDTERM EXAM
INSTRUCTIONS
This midterm exam is open-book and open-notes. You may use general-purpose mathematical software
(like Excel or Mathcad), but of course no structural analysis software.
The exam is due in my mailbox or

Keith Porter
11/30/00
AM35A FINAL EXAM
INSTRUCTIONS
Read these instructions and the questions carefully before answering.
Assume all figures shown are accurate to 3 significant figures.
This final exam is open-book and open-notes.
It is due in the mailbox