Im trying to work out the Force imposed on the top of a triangle for a project Im working on. ( \/ ) If I hung a load on the apex of the V and the tops of the V were supported by a structure or indeed it was a just a triangle, How would I work out the compression force trying to pull the tops of the V together. I can work out the force in the legs by using the sine of the angles. I just cant figure out how to apply it to the top! The formula needs to work for variable sized and angled triangles (or V's).
if you could spare any answers you may have in simple terms (if that is possible it would be much appreciated.)