Tag Archive for Tag: External Forces

Tag: External Forces External and Internal Forces

The forces and couples to which a structure may be subjected can be classified into two types, external forces and internal forces. External Forces External forces are the actions of other bodies on the structure under consideration. For the purposes of analysis, it is usually convenient to further classify these forces as applied forces and reaction forces. Applied forces, usually

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Tag: External Forces Work of External Forces

Whenever a force is displaced by a certain amount or a displacement is induced by a certain force, work is generated. The increment of work done on a body by a force F during an incremental displacement ds from its point of application is where  is the angle between F and ds (Fig. 3.57). Equation (3.91) implies that work

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