The structure shown in Figure P-914 is hinged to fixed is hinged to fixed supports at A and C. Assume that the pin connections at A, B, and C are frictionless. The bars are each 4 in. by 4 in. in section. Compute the maximum compressive stress developed in bar AD.
A concrete dam has the profile shown in Figure P-911. If the density of concrete is 2400 kg/m3 and that of water is 1000 kg/m3, determine the maximum compressive stress at section m-n if the depth of the water behind the dam is h = 15 m.
A grade of -5% is followed by a grade of 1%, the grades intersecting at the vertex (Sta. 10 + 060). The change of grade is restricted to 0.4% in 20 m. Compute the length of the vertical parabolic sag curve in meters.