So do you want to learn how to calculate any structure with Internal Hinges ?
In this tutorial , we will explain this structure and we walk you through creation of this project step by step with the help of this powerful Beams calculator.
In the end of this tutorial , you will be able to design and calculate any structure with Internal Hinges and get all the analysis you need easily.
You can check out the full project in this link .So let's start it
Define nodes with these coordinates
Define bars with these start and end nodes
Apply support pinned to node 1 and 5
the structure has internal hinge between the end of bar 2 and the start of bar 3
So,apply release F-P to bar 2 and P-F to bar 3
Define I section s1 with steel material and these dimensions.
apply section s1 to all beams using the shortcut: *
Define Point Loads P with magnitude of 40 kilonewton in direction of X.
Apply Point Load P to node 2
Define Uniform Loads :
Apply Uniform Load q1 to bar 1 and Uniform Load q2 to bars 2 and 3
Verify your structure and click solve to start calculate
the reactions of the structure equal to :
The maximum displacement of the structure equal to :
the length of beam 4 equal to 5 m and its section s1 has Area equal to 220 cm2 and Inertia(Iy) equal to 136846 cm4
The maximum bending moment is 387.5 kilonewton meter at the start of bar 4 (x=0 [m])
Now you become able to design and calculate any structure with Internal Hinges and get all the results you need.
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