## FRAMES Computer Program

**1.1.0 External Load**

**External Load** is verified by performing an analysis for an example taken from the text book written by Professor Yuan-Yu Hsieh, entitled “Elementary Theory of Structures” and published by Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliff, New Jersey, 1970. An image of the text book cover is shown in Figure 1.1, an image of the example (4-3 (b), p83) is shown in Figure 1.2; and, an image of the answer of the example (4-3 (b), p421) is shown in Figure 1.3. An enlarged section of diagram and answer is shown in Figure 1.4 below.

The output of analysis result can be found and linked from **here**.

The elements a, b and c in Figure 1.4 are corresponding to the members 4, 18 and 9 in analysis, respectively. All the members are having uniform weight of 0.0001 kips per inch in analysis and assumed to be weightless. Other physical properties of the members, such as cross-sectional area, moment of inertia about x-axis, moment of inertia about z-axis and torsional constant of cross-section about y-axis, are assumed to be unity.