Force and Deformation Analysis of Beams, Curved Members and Rigid-Jointed Frames

  • B. W. Young


In the previous chapter we saw that, as the result of the application of external loads, only axial forces are produced in the members of pin-jointed plane and space frames. In a rigid-jointed plane frame, however, each member may be subjected to three internal forces consisting of an axial force, a shear force and a bending moment.In a rigid-jointed space frame there are six possible internal forces for each member: an axial force, two shear forces, two bending moments and one torque. The rigid-jointed space frame is outside the scope of this book, thus we shall confine our attention to plane frames subjected to in-plane loading.


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© B. W. Young 1981

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  • B. W. Young
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  1. 1.Bayero UniversityKanoNigeria

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