HW #1 Truss Analysis Note: Use an FE

CE 331, Fall 2009
HW #1
Truss Analysis
Note: Use an FE-approved calculator to work these problems. Only an FE-approved
calculator will be allowed for the exam.
1a. Draw the deflected shape of the truss below and write C or T next to
each chord to indicate if it is in compression (C) or tension (T).
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1b. Calculate the bar forces in the truss below. Write the magnitude and sign (C or T) of
each bar force directly on the figure below.