Question of the Day (25/06/2018)

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Today’s Question
What is the degree of static indeterminacy of the frame shown above?

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  1. For a 2D frame like this,
    Degree of static indeterminacy,Ds = External indeterminacy(Dse) + Internal indeterminacy(Dsi)

    Dse = Re – 3
    Dsi = 3C – Rr

    Where, Re = Total no.of External reaction = 4 * 3 = 12
    C = Total no.of closed loops = 2
    Rr = Internal hinge contribution = Summation of (No.of connecting members meeting at hinge – 1) = 2 – 1 = 1

    Therefore, 4*3-3 + 3(2)-1= 14

    Answer is (B) = 14


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