#### sticksandtriangles

##### Structural

The example problem I am trying to solve is outlined here:

The way I see this problem, there are (3) unknowns:

[ol 1]

[li]X location of the instantaneous center of rotation, [/li]

[/ol]

[ol 2]

[li]Y location of the instantaneous [/li]

[/ol]

[ol 3]

[li]and the Applied Loading that needs to be maxed out.[/li]

[/ol]

(sorry don't know how to fix the numbering above, fiddled for too damn long)

I also have (3) equations that need to equal 0

[ul]

[li]Sum of Forces in the X = 0[/li]

[/ul]

[ul]

[li] Sum of Forces in the Y = 0[/li]

[/ul]

[ul]

[li]Sum of Moments = 0 [/li]

[/ul]

Even in my "native coding language" matlab, this would be somewhat challenging to code, so I am sure it will be fun using this as a learning experience in python.

Anyways, python experts, do you have any suggestions on how to solve this? Should I explore symbolic notation within in python? Should I use a solve block that iterates through the (3) unknowns?

Any help or suggestions/starting points would be appreciated.

My base code that does the guess and check version of this is shown below:

The final print shows the comparison of applied loading verse resist force.

S&T