Problem Set 2
Determine the force in each member of the following truss using ANSYS. Indicate if the member is in tension or compression. Use the same LINK1 element as in the tutorial. The cross-sectional area of each member is 0.02 m2, Young's modulus is 200x109 N/m2 and Poisson's ratio is 0.3. Verify your results by calculating the forces manually.
Determine the following:
1. Listing of the reactions from the ANSYS solution.
2. Listing of the element forces from the ANSYS solution. Calculate and determine the forces in each member and whether the member is in tension or compression from this ANSYS result.
3. Using your pencil-and-paper calculations verifying the ANSYS results for the member and reaction forces.