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Two Problems in Structures - Crane and Tripod

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In the crane shown in Fig. Prob. 4-11 in the textbook, the member BG weighs 600 lb, which is considered to act midway between B and F. If other weights of members are neglected, what will be the forces in the two tension rods? What will be the horizontal and vertical components of the reactions at A and B?

Figure Problem 5-1 in the textbook shows a tripod used in unloading heavy machinery. What is the force in each of the legs if the load is 4 tons?

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The two sample structures are solved using free body diagrams, force balance equations, and torque balance equations.

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