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Chapter 6: Equilibrium of rigid bodies (III). Distributed forces – Problems

After reading previous entry and understanding the meaning of distributed forces, how to calculate the equivalent resultant to the distributed load, you should try to solve next exercises.

EXERCISE 1: Calculate the supports reactions at A and B for the beam subjected to the asymmetric load distributions.

EXERCISE 2: The symmetric simple truss is loaded as shown. Determine the reactions at wall support A and the tension in cable CD.