# Problem 450 - Reactions at Hinge Support of the Frame Holding

**Problem 450**

The billboard BC weighing 1000 lb is subjected to a wind pressure of 300 lb/ft as shown in Figure P-450. Neglecting the weights of the support-members, determine the component of the hinge forces at A and F.

**Solution 450**

$4A_H + 12A_V + 5(300 \times 10) = 6(1000)$

$4A_H + 12A_V = -9000$

$A_H + 3A_V = -2250$ ← Equation (1)

$12F_V = 4F_H + 6(1000) + 9(300 \times 10)$

$12F_V - 4F_H = 33\,000$

$3F_V - F_H = 8\,250$ ← Equation (2)

$\Sigma F_H = 0$

$A_H = F_H + 300(10)$

$A_H = F_H + 3000$ ← Equation (3)

From FBD of member BC

$10C_H = 5(300 \times 10)$

$C_H = 1500 ~ \text{lb}$

From the FBD of member CD

$D_H = 1500 ~ \text{lb}$

$From the FBD of member DF

$4F_H = 4(1500)$

$F_H = 1500 ~ \text{lb}$

Substitute F_{H} = 1500 lb to Equation (2)

$F_V = 3250 ~ \text{lb}$

Substitute F_{H} = 1500 lb to Equation (3)

$A_H = 4500 ~ \text{lb}$

Substitute AH = 4500 lb to Equation (1)

$A_V = -2250 ~ \text{lb}$

**Answer Summary**

_{H}= 4500 lb to the left

A

_{V}= 2250 lb downward

F

_{H}= 1500 lb to the right

F

_{V}= 3250 lb upward