Eccentrically Loaded Short Compression Member

Consider the cross-section below. A compressive load P is applied at any point (ex, ey) with respect to the principal axes x and y. The moment of P about these axes are respectively

$M_x = Pe_y$     and     $M_y = Pe_x$




Problem 521 | Friction

Problem 521
In Fig. P-519, if μ = 0.30 under both blocks and A weighs 400 lb, find the maximum weight of B that can be started up the incline by applying to A a rightward force P of 500 lb.

Blocks connected by strut


Problem 520 | Friction

Problem 520
Referring to Fig. P-519, block A weighs 4 kN and B weighs 3 kN. If μ = 0.20 under B, compute the minimum coefficient of friction under A to prevent motion.

Blocks connected by strut


Problem 519 | Friction

Problem 519
In Fig. P-519, two blocks are connected by a solid strut attached to each block with frictionless pins. If the coefficient of friction under each block is 0.25 and B weighs 2700 N, find the minimum weight of A to prevent motion.

Blocks connected by strut


Problem 356 | Equilibrium of Non-Concurrent Force System

Problem 356
The cantilever truss shown in Fig. P-356 is supported by a hinge at A and a strut BC. Determine the reactions at A and B.

Cantilever truss with equal loads at top joints


Solution to Problem 257 Statically Indeterminate

Problem 257
Three bars AB, AC, and AD are pinned together as shown in Fig. P-257. Initially, the assembly is stress free. Horizontal movement of the joint at A is prevented by a short horizontal strut AE. Calculate the stress in each bar and the force in the strut AE when the assembly is used to support the load W = 10 kips. For each steel bar, A = 0.3 in.2 and E = 29 × 106 psi. For the aluminum bar, A = 0.6 in.2 and E = 10 × 106 psi.

Figure 257


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