Question deals with a leaning platform supported by three springs and a point loan on top. see file for specifics.
Given: Looking down on platform supported by three springs arranged in an isosceles triangle pattern. Spring constant for orange springs =k1. Spring constant for purple spring =k2.
Find: If a 350 lbs weight is put on platform at point shown, what will be the deﬂection in the Z direction at the
star? What will be the deﬂection at the purple spring?
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The explanations are in the attached file.
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The solution solves the equations of force and torque equilibrium to find the displacement at any point on the platform.