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Plotting reaction force in Hinge joint

Question asked by John Sutherland on Oct 18, 2009
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2009 by Ian Hogg

Motion analysis invites me to plot reaction forces in joints.

 

In the case of a spherical/ball joint, I can guess that the force acts at the point which is the centre of the sphere/ball.

 

In the case of a hinge joint constraining a floating body subject to multiple applied forces, where along the axis of the hinge does Motion Analysis calculate the reaction force to be acting?

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