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Hi All,
Relatively new to MathCAD, so apologies if there is an easy fix here.
I've prepared a calculation file that take some various data and creates a piecewise function using if statements.
The clip below shows a graph of the piecewise function, and the equation I am trying to solve.
M(9.575 ft) = 0.967 lbf is confirmation that the function M(d) is working properly. I am looking to try to solve for a value of d that will provide M(d)=0. I am getting a "Pattern Match Error" with the equation I used above.
I'm wondering if it would be helpful to solve this equation within a range, but I've hit a dead end on figuring out how to approach that.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks
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the solve and the right arrow are constructs that work for symbolics. You don't have that, You simply have a function M(d) where you want to find the value of d such that M(d) equals zero.
That can be simply accomplished using the root() function.
Assign a guess value to d, then call the root function. Like this:
d:= 9*ft
dzero:= root(M(d),d)
Now you can check if dzero results in an M-value of (near) zero, e.g. with:
M(dzero)=
The result should be very small.
Success!
Luc
the solve and the right arrow are constructs that work for symbolics. You don't have that, You simply have a function M(d) where you want to find the value of d such that M(d) equals zero.
That can be simply accomplished using the root() function.
Assign a guess value to d, then call the root function. Like this:
d:= 9*ft
dzero:= root(M(d),d)
Now you can check if dzero results in an M-value of (near) zero, e.g. with:
M(dzero)=
The result should be very small.
Success!
Luc
Worked perfectly, thank youA