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Topic: Parallelogram of Forces
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Parallelogram of Forces
Posted: Mar 18, 2007 10:07 AM
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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





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