In the Fink truss shown in Fig. P-425, the web members BC and EF are perpendicular to the inclined members at their midpoints. Use the method of sections to determine the force in members DF, DE, and CE.
For the truss shown in Fig. P-424, determine the force in BF by the method of joints and then check this result using the method of sections. Hint: To apply the method of sections, first obtain the value of BE by inspection.
Compute the force in each member of the truss shown in Fig. P-412. If the loads at B and D are shifted vertically downward to add to the loads at C and E, would there be any change in the reactions? Which members, if any, would undergo a change in internal force?