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Asked Apr 24, 2019

The control linkage for a machine consists of two L2 steel rods BE and FG, each rod has a diameter of 0.96 in. 

If a device at G causes the end G to freeze up and become pin connected, determine the maximum horizontal force, P, that could be applied to the handle without causing either of the two rods to buckle. The members are pin connected at A, B, D, E, and F. 

12 in.
in
4 in.
4 in.
20 in.
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12 in. in 4 in. 4 in. 20 in.

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Show the free body diagram of the control linkage as in Figure (1).

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Step 2

Determine the force in the member BE using the relation.

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Determine the force in the member F...

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