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1 .      

Compute the force in each member of the Warren truss and indicate whether the members are in tension or compression. All the members are 3 m long. 



2 .      

Determine the force in each member of the truss and indicate whether the members are in tension or compression. 



3 .      

A sign is subjected to a wind loading that exerts horizontal forces of 300 lb on joints B and C of one of the side supporting trusses. Determine the force in members BC, CD, DB, and DE of the truss and state whether the members are in tension or compression. [Hint]



4 .      

The Pratt bridge truss is subjected to the loading shown. Determine the force in members CD, CL and ML, and indicate whether these members are in tension or compression. 



5 .      

The Warren truss is used to support a staircase. Determine the force in members CE, ED, and DF, and state whether the members are in tension or compression. Assume all joints are pinned. 



6 .      

A tower used in an electrical substation supports a power line which exerts a horizontal tension of T = 500 lb on each side truss of the tower as shown. Determine the force in members BC, CM, and LM of a side truss and indicate whether the members are in tension or compression. 



7 .      

A crane is constructed from two side trusses. If a load of 4 kN is suspended from one of these trusses as shown, determine the force in members FG, GK, and <KJ. State whether the members are in tension or compression. Assume the joints are pin-connected. [Hint]



8 .      

Determine the force in members FF, FB, and BC of the Fink truss and indicate whether the members are in tension or compression. 



9 .      

Determine the force in members GF, CF, CD of the symmetric roof truss and indicate whether the members are in tension or compression. 



10 .      

The principles of a differential chain block are indicated schematically in the figure. Determine the magnitude of force P needed to support the 800-N force. Also compute the distance x where the cable must be attached to bar AB so the bar remains horizontal. All pulleys have a radius of 60 mm. 



11 .      

Determine the horizontal and vertical components of force at pins A and C of the two-member frame. 



12 .      

Determine the horizontal and vertical components of force at pin A



13 .      

Determine the magnitude of the forces in pins B and D of the four-member frame. 



14 .      

The floor beams AB and BC are stiffened using the two tie rods CD and AD. Determine the force along each rod. Assume the three contacting members at B are smooth and the joints at A, C, and D are pins. [Hint]



15 .      

The hoist supports the 125-kg engine. Determine the force the load creates in member DB and in member FB, which contains the hydraulic cylinder H



16 .      

The scissors lift consists of two sets of symmetrically placed cross members (one in front that is shown and one behind that is not shown) and two hydraulic cylinders (front [labeled DE] and back [not shown]). The uniform platform has a mass of 60 kg with a center of gravity at G1. The 85 kg load (center of gravity at G2) is centered front to back. Determine the force in each of the hydraulic cylinders necessary to maintain equilibrium. These are rollers at B and D. 



17 .      

The jack shown supports a 350-kg automobile engine. Determine the compression in the hydraulic cylinder C and the magnitude of force that pin B exerts on the horizontal member BDE



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