
Re: Maths to solve a Howe Truss structure
Walter Fetsch May 23, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to Barry R)Your question is not trivial. You'll study that sort of thing for weeks in your second year of engineering school.

Re: Maths to solve a Howe Truss structure
Mike Pogue May 23, 2013 7:13 PM (in response to Barry R)Barry,
I like you instict to check the FEA solution with hand calcs. I've attached a link to how to solve simple truss problems. You'll need Matlab, Mathematica or something similar to use this method on a truss problem that large, since it will involve a matrix. Alternately, google the method of sections, which allows you to get the data you need without solving the whole problem. It's pretty straightforwardif you have the math bakground.
http://www.vcity.ou.edu/demoModules/analysis/truss/truss.htm
Ignore the attached file. I don't know how to delete it.

Re: Maths to solve a Howe Truss structure
Barry R May 24, 2013 6:02 AM (in response to Mike Pogue)Thats great Mike, youve been a great help thanks. Im going to look into the Method of Sections.
