Civil Engineering - UPSC Civil Service Exam Questions - Discussion

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A cantilever pin-jointed truss carries one load P at the point Z as shown in the given figure. The hinges in the vertical wall are at A and D. The truss has only three horizontal members AC, CG and GZ.
The nature of force in member AB

[A]. is tensile
[B]. is zero
[C]. is compressive
[D]. cannot be predicted

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Girraj said: (Apr 21, 2016)  
What is pin-jointed?

Abdelhamid said: (Aug 2, 2017)  
AC, CG and GZ. (ZERO MEMBER), CB, ZB, AB TENSION MEMBER, DB COMPRESSION MEMBER.

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