The rigid beam is supported by three A-36 steel wires, each having a length of 4 ft. The cross-sectional area of AB and EF is 0.015 in2, and the cross-sectional area of CD is 0.006 in2. Determine the largest distributed load w that can be supported by the beam before any of the wires begin to yield. If the steel is assumed to be elastic perfectly plastic, determine how far the beam is displaced downward just before all the wires begin to yield.

6/09/2017 Model 1: 1. Uncheck Auto-dimensioning before anything else 2. Draw a rough hexagon making the base parallel to the x-axis 3. Use rapid dimension to make the base of the hexagon and change it to 35mm 4. After that find the geometric constrains tool set and use the “equal length” tool and select all the sides of the hexagon except the base and then select the base of the hexagon that should be 35mm. 5. Using the “angular dimension” tool set any of the angle of the hexagon to be 120°, since you have the equal length constraint all the angles should change to 120°. 6. Finally draw a line from the right point of the base of the hexagon that is 50mm. You should end