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Support Reactions

  • Dietmar Gross
  • Werner Hauger
  • Jörg Schröder
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
  • Nimal Rajapakse

Abstract

Objectives: In this chapter, the most common kinds of supports of simple structures and the different connecting elements of multi-part structures are introduced. We will discuss their characteristic features and how they can be classified, so that the students will be able to decide whether or not a structure is statically and kinematically determinate. Students will also learn from this chapter how the forces and couple moments appearing at the supports and the connecting elements of a loaded structure can be determined. Here, the most important steps are the sketch of the free-body diagram and the correct application of the equilibrium conditions.

Keywords

Reaction Force Plane Structure Force Component Line Load Statical Determinacy 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietmar Gross
    • 1
  • Werner Hauger
    • 2
  • Jörg Schröder
    • 3
  • Wolfgang A. Wall
    • 4
  • Nimal Rajapakse
    • 5
  1. 1.Solid MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Continuum MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Institute of MechanicsUniversität Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany
  4. 4.Computational MechanicsTU MünchenGarchingGermany
  5. 5.Faculty of Applied SciencesSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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