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Parallelogram of Forces
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Mar 18, 2007 10:07 AM


Hi. I´m trying to solve a math problem in order to create a programming algorithm. My problem has to do with a weight suspended by 3 or 4 ropes. Imagine four lines, tyied on four places. The tying places can have any position in relation to each other, and any height. now, by knowing the coordenates of all the places, and the angles of inclination of all the lines, I need a way to calculate the load distributed to any one of the lines individually. In a situation where there are only two suspension lines, the distribuition of the loads can be easily calculated using the method of the Parallelogram of Forces, but this only works in a two dimensional situation. Now, I need to solve for 3 or 4 lines, or even more. How can I do this?
Can anybody give me a hand, please?
Thanks alot
Francisco Simoes f_simoes@netvisao.pt



