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51. Determine the tension in each segment of the cable and the cables total length.

A 4 ft 7 ft D

2

## Applying method of joints, we have

4 ft

C 50 lb 5 ft 3 ft 100 lb

## FBC cos u - FBA a FBA a 7 265

4 265

b = 0

[1] [2]

b - FBC sin u - 50 = 0

[3] [4]

cos u = cos f =

## 5 2y2 + 25 3 2y + 6y + 18 FCD = 88.1 lb

2

3 + y

Substitute the above results into Eqs. [1], [2], [3] and [4] and solve. We have FBC = 46.7 lb y = 2.679 ft The total length of the cable is l = 272 + 42 + 252 + 2.6792 + 232 + (2.679 + 3)2 = 20.2 ft FBA = 83.0 lb Ans.

2y + 6y + 18

Ans.

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52. Cable ABCD supports the loading shown. Determine the maximum tension in the cable and the sag of point B.

yB

2m

Referring to the FBD in Fig. a, a + a MA = 0; TCD a 4 217 b (4) + TCD a 1 217 b (2) - 6(4) - 4(1) = 0
1m

B 3m 4 kN 0.5 m 6 kN

## TCD = 6.414 kN = 6.41 kN(Max)

Ans.

Joint C:

+ : a Fx = 0;

Referring to the FBD in Fig. b, 6.414 a 6.414 a 1 217 4 217 b - TBC cos u = 0 b - 6 - TBC sin u = 0 ( 6 TCD)

+ c a Fy = 0; Solving,

## TBC = 1.571 kN = 1.57 kN u = 8.130 Joint B: + : a Fx = 0; Referring to the FBD in Fig. c,

1.571 cos 8.130 - TAB cos f = 0 TAB sin f + 1.571 sin 8.130 - 4 = 0

+ c a Fy = 0; Solving,

( 6 TCD)

## yB = 1 tan 67.62 = 2.429 m = 2.43 m Ans.

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53. Determine the tension in each cable segment and the distance yD.

yD 7m D

Joint B:

+ : a Fx = 0;

Referring to the FBD in Fig. a, TBC a TAB a 5 229 7 265 b - TAB a b - TBC a 4 265 2 229 b = 0 b - 2 = 0

2m 2 kN C 4m 5m 4 kN 3m

+ c a Fy = 0; Solving,

## TBC = 1.596 kN = 1.60 kN

Ans.

Referring to the FBD in Fig. b, TCD cos u - 1.596 a TCD sin u + 1.596 a 5 229 2 229 b = 0 b - 4 = 0 Ans.

+ c a Fy = 0; Solving,

TCD = 3.716 kN = 3.72 kN u = 66.50 From the geometry, yD + 3 tan u = 9 yD = 9 - 3 tan 66.50 = 2.10 m

Ans.

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*54. The cable supports the loading shown. Determine the distance xB the force at point B acts from A. Set P = 40 lb.
A 5 ft

xB

At B

+ : a Fx = 0;

40 -

xB 5 2x2 B + 25

TAB -

xB 3 2(xB - 3)2 + 64 8

TBC = 0
8 ft C

+ c a Fy = 0;

2x2 B + 25

TAB -

13xB - 15

At C

2(xB - 3)2 + 64

TBC = 200

2(xB - 3)2 + 64

TBC = 0 (1) 2 ft
D
3 5 4

+ : a Fx = 0;

3 ft

30 lb

+ c a Fy = 0;

xB - 3 4 3 (30) + TBC TCD = 0 5 2(xB - 3)2 + 64 213 8 2(xB - 3) + 64 30 - 2xB 2(xB - 3)2 + 64
2

TBC +

TBC = 102

213

TCD -

3 (30) = 0 5 (2)

## 13xB - 15 200 = 30 - 2xB 102 xB = 4.36 ft Ans.

55. The cable supports the loading shown. Determine the magnitude of the horizontal force P so that xB = 6 ft.
A

xB

At B

5 ft B

+ : a Fx = 0;

P 5 261

6 261

TAB 8 273

3 273

TBC = 0
8 ft C

+ c a Fy = 0;

TAB 63 273

TBC = 0 (1) 2 ft
D
5 4

5P At C + : a Fx = 0;

TBC = 0

3 ft

30 lb

+ c a Fy = 0;

4 3 3 (30) + TBC TCD = 0 5 273 213 8 273 18 273 TBC 2 213 TCD -

3 (30) = 0 5 (2)

TBC = 102

## 63 5P = 18 102 P = 71.4 lb 128 Ans.

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56. Determine the forces P1 and P2 needed to hold the cable in the position shown, i.e., so segment CD remains horizontal. Also find the maximum loading in the cable.

1.5 m 1m

A B C 5 kN D

P1 2m 4m 5m

P2 4m

+ c a Fy = 0;

FBC a FAB a

4 217

## 1.5 1 b - FBC a b - 5 = 0 2.5 217 FAB = 12.5 kN

b - FAB a

2 b = 0 2.5

[1] [2]

+ c a Fy = 0; Joint D: + : a Fx = 0;

4 217

b = 0

## FCD = 10.00 kN Ans.

b - P1 = 0 P1 = 2.50 kN b - 10 = 0 b - P2 = 0

[1] [2]

+ c a Fy = 0;

Solving Eqs. [1] and [2] yields P2 = 6.25 kN FDE = 11.79 kN Thus, the maximum tension in the cable is Fmax = FAB = 12.5 kN Ans. Ans.

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57. The cable is subjected to the uniform loading. If the slope of the cable at point O is zero, determine the equation of the curve and the force in the cable at O and B.
A

B O 8 ft x

500 lb/ ft

15 ft

15 ft

## y = 0.0356x2 From Eq. 58 To = FH = 500(15)2 woL2 = = 7031.25 lb = 7.03 k 2h 2(8)

Ans.

Ans.

From Eq. 510. TB = Tmax = 2(FH)2 + (woL)2 = 2(7031.25)2 + [(500)(15)]2 = 10 280.5 lb = 10.3 k Also, from Eq. 511 L 2 15 2 TB = Tmax = woL 1 + a b = 500(15) 1 + a b = 10 280.5 lb = 10.3 k A 2h A 2(8) Ans.

Ans.

*58. The cable supports the uniform load of w0 = 600 lb> ft. Determine the tension in the cable at each support A and B. wo 2 x 2 FH 600 2 x 2 FH

B A 10 ft 15 ft

y = 15 =

w0 25 ft

600 10 = (25 - x)2 2 FH 600 3 600 x = (25 - x)2 2(15) 2(10) x2 = 1.5(625 - 50x + x2) 0.5x2 - 75x + 937.50 = 0 Choose root 6 25 ft x = 13.76 ft FH = wo 2 600 x = (13.76)2 = 3788 lb 2y 2(15)

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## 58. Continued At B: y = wo 2 600 x = x2 2 FH 2(3788)

dy = tan uB = 0.15838 x 2 = 2.180 dx x = 13.76 uB = 65.36 TB = At A: y = wo 2 600 x = x2 2 FH 2(3788) FH 3788 = = 9085 lb = 9.09 kip cos uB cos 65.36 Ans.

dy = tan uA = 0.15838 x 2 = 1.780 dx x = (25 - 13.76) uA = 60.67 TA = FH 3788 = = 7734 lb = 7.73 kip cos uA cos 60.67 Ans.

## 59. Determine the maximum and minimum tension in the cable.

10 m A

10 m B 2m x

The minimum tension in the cable occurs when u = 0. Thus, Tmin = FH. With wo = 16 kN> m, L = 10 m and h = 2 m, Tmin = FH = (16 kN> m)(10 m)2 woL2 = = 400 kN 2h 2(2 m) And Tmax = 2FH2 + (woL)2 = 430.81 kN = 431 kN

16 kN/m

Ans.

## = 24002 + [16(10)]2 Ans.

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510. Determine the maximum uniform loading w, measured in lb> ft, that the cable can support if it is capable of sustaining a maximum tension of 3000 lb before it will break.

50 ft 6 ft

y =

1 a wdx b dx FH L L dy = 0 dx y=0

At x = 0, At x = 0,

C1 = C2 = 0 y = w 2 x 2 FH y = 6 ft FH = 52.08 w

At x = 25 ft,

dy w 2 2 = tan umax = x dx max FH x = 25 ft umax = tan 1(0.48) = 25.64 Tmax = FH = 3000 cos umax

## FH = 2705 lb w = 51.9 lb> ft Ans.

511. The cable is subjected to a uniform loading of w = 250 lb> ft. Determine the maximum and minimum tension in the cable.

50 ft 6 ft

FH =

250(50)2 woL2 = = 13 021 lb 8h 8(6) 250(50) woL b = tan - 1 a b = 25.64 2 FH 2(13 021) Ans.

## The minimum tension occurs at u = 0 Tmin = FH = 13.0 kip Ans.

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*512. The cable shown is subjected to the uniform load w0 . Determine the ratio between the rise h and the span L that will result in using the minimum amount of material for the cable.

w0

## dy 8h = 2x dx L From Eq. 58, wo a

FH = Since T =

L 2 b woL2 2 = 2h 8h FH = T a dx b, ds then

Let sallow be the allowable normal stress for the cable. Then T = sallow A T = A sallow dV = A ds dV = T sallow ds

woL2 ds a b 8h dx

2

sallow L 0 2
2

1 2

T ds =
2

2 sallow

## dx + dy dx2 + dy2 dy 2 ds = = c d dx = c 1 + a b d dx dx dx dx dx2 = = = dy 2 woL2 c 1 + a b d dx dx L 0 4hsallow

1 1 2

woL2 (ds)2 c d 8h dx L 0

1 2

Require,

## woL2 L woL2 L 8h2 16 h c + c + d = a bd 4hsallow 2 3L 8 sallow h 3 L

h = 0.433 L

woL2 dV L 16 = c- 2 + d = 0 dh 8sallow h 3L

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513. The trusses are pin connected and suspended from the parabolic cable. Determine the maximum force in the cable when the structure is subjected to the loading shown.

D 14 ft 6 ft 16 ft A G H B 5k 4 @ 12 ft 48 ft F 4k 4 @ 12 ft 48 ft K J I

Entire structure: a + a MC = 0; 4(36) + 5(72) + FH(36) - FH(36) - (Ay + Dy(96) = 0 (A y + Dy) = 5.25 Section ABD: a + a MB = 0; Using Eq. (1): FH = 9.42857 k From Eq. 58: wo = 2FHh L
2

(1)

## FH(14) - (Ay + Dy)(48) + 5(24) = 0

2(9.42857)(14) 482

## L 2 48 2 Tmax = woL 1 + a b = 0.11458(48) 1 + c d = 10.9 k A 2h A 2(14)

514. Determine the maximum and minimum tension in the parabolic cable and the force in each of the hangers. The girder is subjected to the uniform load and is pin connected at B. Member BC:

E 1 ft 9 ft D

+ : a Fx = 0; + : a Fx = 0;

10 ft

2 k/ ft C 30 ft

Bx = 0
A 10 ft B

Member AB:

Ax = 0

## FBD 1: a + a MA = 0; FH(1) - By(10) - 20(5) = 0

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514. Continued FBD 2: a + a MC = 0; Solving, By = 0 , FH = Fmin = 100 k Ans. - FH(9) - By(30) + 60(15) = 0

Max cable force occurs at E, where slope is the maximum. From Eq. 58. Wo = 2FHh L2 = 2(100)(9) 302 = 2 k> ft

## From Eq. 511,

L 2 30 2 Fmax = woL 1 + a b = 2(30) 1 + a b A 2h A 2(9) Fmax = 117 k Each hanger carries 5 ft of wo. T = (2 k> ft)(5 ft) = 10 k

Ans.

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515. Draw the shear and moment diagrams for the pinconnected girders AB and BC. The cable has a parabolic shape. a + a MA = 0;

E 1 ft 9 ft D

10 ft

2 k/ ft C 30 ft

## Set T = 10 k (See solution to Prob. 514) + c a Fy = 0; Cy = 5 k 7(10) + 5 80 + A y = 0 Ay = 5 k Mmax = 6.25 k # ft

A 10 ft

Ans.

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*516. The cable will break when the maximum tension reaches Tmax = 5000 kN . Determine the maximum uniform distributed load w required to develop this maximum tension.

100 m 12 m

## wo = 69.24 kN> m = 69.2 kN> m

Ans.

517. The cable is subjected to a uniform loading of w = 60 kN> m. Determine the maximum and minimum tension in cable.

100 m 12 m

The minimum tension in cable occurs when u = 0. Thus, Tmin = FH. Tmin = FH = (60 kN> m)(50 m)2 woL2 = = 6250 kN 2h 2(12 m) = 6.25 MN And,
2 Tmax = 2F2 H + (woL)

Ans.

## = 262502 + [60(50)]2 = 6932.71 kN = 6.93 MN Ans.

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518. The cable AB is subjected to a uniform loading of 200 N> m. If the weight of the cable is neglected and the slope angles at points A and B are 30 and 60, respectively, determine the curve that defines the cable shape and the maximum tension developed in the cable.

y 60

Here the boundary conditions are different from those in the text. Integrate Eq. 52, T sin u = 200x + C1 Divide by by Eq. 54, and use Eq. 53 dy 1 (200x + C1) = dx FH y = 1 (100x2 + C1x + C2) FH y = 0; C2 = 0 dy = tan 30; dx C1 = FH tan 30

30 x

15 m

200 N/ m

At x = 0, At x = 0,

y =

## y = (38.5x2 + 577x)(10 - 3) m umax = 60 Tmax = FH 2598 = = 5196 N cos umax cos 60

Tmax = 5.20 kN

Ans.

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519. The beams AB and BC are supported by the cable that has a parabolic shape. Determine the tension in the cable at points D, F, and E, and the force in each of the equally spaced hangers.

D 3m F

E 3m

9m A

a + a MA = 0;

+ : a Fx = 0;

C 5 kN

Bx = 0

(Member BC)

3 kN

## FF(12) - FF(9) - By(8) - 3(4) = 0 3FF - By(8) = 12

2m 2m 2m 2m 2m 2m 2m 2m

(1)

a + a MC = 0;

+ : a Fx = 0;

## A x = 0 (Member AB) - FF(12) + FF(9) - By(8) + 5(6) = 0 - 3FF - By(8) = - 30 (2)

Soving Eqs. (1) and (2), By = 1.125 kN , From Eq. 58. wo = 2FHh L
2

FF = 7.0 kN

Ans.

2(7)(3) 82

## From Eq. 511,

= 0.65625 kN> m

L 2 8 2 Tmax = woL 1 + a b = 0.65625(8) 1 + a b A 2h A 2(3) Tmax = TE = TD = 8.75 kN Load on each hanger, T = 0.65625(2) = 1.3125 kN = 1.31 kN

Ans.

Ans.

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*520. Draw the shear and moment diagrams for beams AB and BC. The cable has a parabolic shape.
3m

D F

E 3m

9m A B

C 5 kN

Member ABC:

a + a MA = 0;

3 kN

T(2) + T(4) + T(6) + T(8) + T(10) + T(12) + T(14) + Cy(16) - 3(4) - 5(10) = 0

2m 2m 2m 2m 2m 2m 2m 2m

Set T = 1.3125 kN (See solution to Prob 519). + c a Fy = 0; Cy = - 0.71875 kN 7(1.3125) - 8 - 0.71875 + A y = 0 Ay = - 0.46875 kN Mmax = 3056 kN # m

Ans.

521. The tied three-hinged arch is subjected to the loading shown. Determine the components of reaction at A and C and the tension in the cable.
2m

15 kN B

10 kN

Entire arch:

+ : a Fx = 0;

Ans.
C 2m 2m 1m

a + a MA = 0;

Ans.

0.5 m

+ c a Fy = 0;

Section AB:

a + a MB = 0;

## - 15.45(2.5) + T(2) + 15(2) = 0 T = 4.32 kN Ans.

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522. Determine the resultant forces at the pins A, B, and C of the three-hinged arched roof truss.

4 kN 3 kN 2 kN

4 kN B 5 kN

5m A C 3m 3m 1m1m 3m

2m

2m

Member AB:

Bx = 6.7467 k

+ c a Fy = 0;

## A x = 6.7467 k A y - 9 + 0.533 = 0 A y = 8.467 k

Member BC: + : a Fx = 0;

+ c a Fy = 0;

2 2

## FA = 2(6.7467)2 + (8.467)2 = 10.8 k

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523. The three-hinged spandrel arch is subjected to the loading shown. Determine the internal moment in the arch at point D.

8 kN 8 kN 4 kN 4 kN 2m 2m 2m

6 kN 6 kN 3 kN 3 kN 2m 2m 2m

B D A 5m 3m C

Member AB:

a + a MA = 0;

3m

5m

8m

Member CB:

a + a MC = 0;

## B(y)(8) - Bx(5) + 6(2) + 6(4) + 3(6) = 0 - Bx + 1.6By = - 10.8 (2)

Soving Eqs. (1) and (2) yields: By = 1.125 kN Bx = 12.6 kN Segment BD: a + a MD = 0;

MD = 10.825 kN # m = 10.8 kN # m

## - MD + 12.6(2) + 1.125(5) - 8(1) - 4(3) = 0 Ans.

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*524. The tied three-hinged arch is subjected to the loading shown. Determine the components of reaction at A and C, and the tension in the rod

4k

3k B

5k

15 ft C

Entire arch:

a + a MA = 0; + c a Fy = 0; + : a Fx = 0; Section BC:

6 ft

6 ft

8 ft

10 ft

10 ft

- 4(6) - 3(12) - 5(30) + Cy(40) = 0 Cy = 5.25 k A y + 5.25 - 4 - 3 - 5 = 0 A y = 6.75 k Ax = 0 Ans. Ans. Ans.

a + a MB = 0;

## - 5(10) - T(15) + 5.25(20) = 0 T = 3.67 k Ans.

525. The bridge is constructed as a three-hinged trussed arch. Determine the horizontal and vertical components of reaction at the hinges (pins) at A, B, and C. The dashed member DE is intended to carry no force.
100 ft

60 k

40 k 40 k 20 k 20 k D 10 ft E B

h1

h2

h3 C

Member AB:

30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft

a + a MA = 0;

a + a MC = 0;

Member BC:

## - Bx(90) + By(120) + 40(30) + 40(60) = 0 - 9Bx + 12By = - 360 (2)

Soving Eqs. (1) and (2) yields: Bx = 46.67 k = 46.7 k By = 5.00 k Ans.

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## A x - 46.67 = 0 A x = 46.7 k Ay - 60 - 20 - 20 + 5.00 = 0 A y = 95.0 k Ans. Ans.

Member BC: + : a Fx = 0; + c a Fy = 0;

## - Cx + 46.67 = 0 Cx = 46.7 k Cy - 5.00 - 40 - 40 = 0 Cy = 85 k Ans. Ans.

526. Determine the design heights h1, h2, and h3 of the bottom cord of the truss so the three-hinged trussed arch responds as a funicular arch.
100 ft

60 k

40 k 40 k 20 k 20 k D 10 ft E B

h1

h2

h3 C

30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft 30 ft

y = - Cx 2 - 100 = - C(120)2 C = 0.0069444 Thus, y = - 0.0069444x2 y1 = - 0.0069444(90 ft)2 = - 56.25 ft y2 = - 0.0069444(60 ft)2 = - 25.00 ft y3 = - 0.0069444(30 ft)2 = - 6.25 ft h1 = 100 ft - 56.25 ft = 43.75 ft h2 = 100 ft - 25.00 ft = 75.00 ft h3 = 100 ft - 6.25 ft = 93.75 ft Ans. Ans. Ans.

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527. Determine the horizontal and vertical components of reaction at A, B, and C of the three-hinged arch. Assume A, B, and C are pin connected. Member AB:
5 ft A

4k B 3k 2 ft 8 ft C 4 ft 7 ft 10 ft 5 ft

Ans.

## A x - 2.7243 = 0 A x = 2.72 k A y - 4 + 0.216216 = 0 A y = 3.78 k Ans. Ans.

Member BC: + : a Fx = 0; + c a Fy = 0;

## Cx + 2.7243 - 3 = 0 Cx = 0.276 k Cy - 0.216216 = 0 Cy = 0.216 k Ans. Ans.

*528. The three-hinged spandrel arch is subjected to the uniform load of 20 kN> m. Determine the internal moment in the arch at point D.
B

20 kN/ m

Member AB:

5m 3m C

3m

5m

8m

By = 0

MD = 6.00 kN # m

## 128(2) - 100(2.5) - MD = 0 Ans.

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529. The arch structure is subjected to the loading shown. Determine the horizontal and vertical components of reaction at A and D, and the tension in the rod AD.

B 3 ft 3 ft A 8 ft 4 ft 4 ft 3k

2 k/ft C D 6 ft E

a + a MA = 0; + c a Fy = 0; a + a MB = 0;

+ : a Fx = 0;

- A x + 3 k = 0;

Ax = 3 k

Ans.

- 3 k (3 ft) - 10 k (12 ft) + Dy(16 ft) = 0 Dy = 8.06 k A y - 10 k + 8.06 k = 0 Ay = 1.94 k 8.06 k (8 ft) - 10 k (4 ft) - TAD(6 ft) = 0 TAD = 4.08 k Ans. Ans. Ans.

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