I need to design a platform that will enable a fat* man to stand on the end of it, 1.2 m-ish off the ground.
I have a design in mind, details omitted, and it will use a pair of supports made of pin-jointed members as sketched below ie 2 of these structures with a platform between them. However I am using the full weight of the fat man on each support, as he may well stand over to one side of the platform.
Can someone check my maths for the force in member A - it's been far too long since I did this and no-one here know anything about it!
H in the lower breakout triangle is A in the drawing, and I forgot to draw a pinpoint at the bottom of A, but there is still one there.
Thanks for giving me a hand