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Civil EngineeringQ&A LibraryGiven: A boom arm is supported by a ball-and-socket joint at C and by cables AD and AE as shown inthe figure below. This arm is loaded by a 7.2 kN force at B (acting in the negative y-direction).1.0 m1.0 m0.8 m1.4 mB.1.6 m7.2 kN1.6 mRequired: Find the tension in each cable and the reaction at support C.Question

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Hi there. Could you please help me work through the attached question. Thank you very much in advance.

Step 1

The free body diagram of the boom arm is shown below.v

Step 2

There are five unknowns and six equilibrium equations, so the given structure is determinant.

From the above figure,

There are five unknowns and six equilibrium equations, so the given structure is determinant.

From the above figure,

Step 3

The tension in cable AD and ...

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