Resolution of Forces Calculator v1

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Resolution of forces calculator


The resolution of two forces is relatively simple and involves the triangulation of two straight lines. Where more than two force vectors are involved and/or are applied in more than one plane the error potential is increased, which is the reason CalQlata created Forres

The resolution of forces can apply to any 2-D or 3-D structural frame or even the connection between two or more tensioned cables (e.g. Catenary+), in either case, the replacement of multiple tension legs with one equivalent leg provides a safer and more economical alternative.


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Forres resolves multiple individual force vectors all acting in different three dimensional directions into a single equivalent force along with its orientation.

This resolution of forces calculator is intended for resolving equivalent forces at nodes (or joints) in a structure where more than one member meets in a two or three-dimensional space-frame. The single equivalent force resolved for this joint will make the calculation of stresses or loads on a neighbouring joint considerably easier.

The resolution of forces calculator allows you to enter up to ten individual forces in any direction and uses a modified Polar co-ordinate system in order to minimise input and output orientation complexity.

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You enter: and the resolution of forces calculator will provide:
  • Force (0 to 9)
  • Horizontal angle (0 to 9)
  • Vertical angle (0 to 9)
  • Force
  • Horizontal angle
  • Vertical angle

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