Unformatted text preview: in three dimensions would be cited. Your working should have the following characteristics and answer the following questions: • Indicate that you are working with equilibrium of rigid bodies (in three dimensions). • Sketch a clear and precise free body diagram. Why are the cables hanging vertically? • Select a coordinate system. Why might the one shown on the figure above be advantageous? • The plate has distributed weight. How will you handle this? • Write clearly the six component equations of equilibrium. Which three are not used in this problem? • Solve for the three tensions. Back substitute to check correctness. Engineering Mechanics – Tutorial 4 2 Equilibrium Equations...
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