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Cantilever Structure (Posted on 2010-02-26) Difficulty: 3 of 5






The cantilever structure shown in the figure consists of 4n-1 struts of the same length plus one that is half that length. Each strut can handle a maximum tension force T before it will snap and a maximum compression force C before it will buckle. The structure is connected to a wall at points B and C. A weight W is attached at point A. The weight W is increased until two struts fail - one from tension and the other from compression.

What is the value of the ratio C/T if n = 25?

Consider the struts as weightless.

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re: Am interested in learningKenny M2010-02-28 21:21:46
SolutionHarry2010-02-28 00:01:00
Am interested in learningDej Mar2010-02-27 21:07:48
SolutionBractals is correctKenny M2010-02-27 16:53:11
re: Soultion (spoiler)Bractals2010-02-27 06:35:01
SolutionSoultion (spoiler)Kenny M2010-02-26 22:39:04
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