## Help! Truss calculation problems

## Help! Truss calculation problems

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Please, I need to get the forces and reactions in the y axis mainly. To later calculate the maximum moment in each horizontal beam. Can someone upload photos of the calculations by hand? The units its in Newton Metter. 1 Metter in x and 0,5metter in y. Thanks

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

Other than second order effects, and self weight, the moments are zero, I would suspect, in particular if the joints are pinned.-----*****-----

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-Dik

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

start where you Know how the loads divide between the members ... at the upper left I assume there's a load in the up/down (the Y) direction. Then there is no load in the horizontal member and only load in the vertical member. Lets go to the next joint down. there can be load in the diagonal member, and this is balanced by load in the horizontal member and the vertical component of this add to the vertical load from the first joint. Remember loads balance at each joint.

the tricky one is the middle row ...but at the top the two diagonal members carry the same load (why? because the horizontal member have zero load, so the horizontal component of the diagonals balance each other).

now it is quite possible that this truss is not statically determinate. There's a test of the truss (something about the number of members and the number of joints)

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## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

The sap2000 gives me this results. And it have loads in all nodes. It is the structure that will support 6 led screens

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

I'd start with the check ... is it statically determinate ? (like I said, something about the number of members and the number of joints.)

In any case, if you have out-of-plane loads, the members are now beams (and not traditional truss members) ... quite a more complicated solution.

"Hoffen wir mal, dass alles gut geht !"

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## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

Think of the LED screens as diaphragms...-----*****-----

So strange to see the singularity approaching while the entire planet is rapidly turning into a hellscape. -John Coates

-Dik

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

"Hoffen wir mal, dass alles gut geht !"

General Paulus, Nov 1942, outside Stalingrad after the launch of Operation Uranus.

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

This 6 divitions are 6 LED screens

1 LED screen Weight are 18kg x 9.81 are= 176.5. one node Will support the 1/4 of the led screen weight and are some nodes that need to support the weight of 2 1/4 or 4 1/4 of the screen weight.

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

There are 4 reactions un the image

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

the screens are 2m by 1.5m ? do they mount in the corners (as you're saying) or along that "rod" (0.18m dia ... sounds very big !?)

General Paulus, Nov 1942, outside Stalingrad after the launch of Operation Uranus.

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

I thought I'd leave 2... just for initial installation.

-----*****-----

So strange to see the singularity approaching while the entire planet is rapidly turning into a hellscape. -John Coates

-Dik

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

-----*****-----So strange to see the singularity approaching while the entire planet is rapidly turning into a hellscape. -John Coates

-Dik

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

So are your drawings!

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

We probably have over 100 years experience between the two of us.-----*****-----

-Dik

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

## RE: Help! Truss calculation problems

-----*****-----So strange to see the singularity approaching while the entire planet is rapidly turning into a hellscape. -John Coates

-Dik