ENGI 1400 Engineering Mechanics I – STATICS Winter 2009 L. Liu, Civil and Resource Engineering Chapter 3-P1Chapter 3 Equilibrium of a Particle ;WHAT YOU SHOULDLEARN & UNDERSTAND FROM THIS CHAPTER? ¾How to draw the Free-Body Diagram (FBD) for a particle (in 2-D and 3-D force systems) ¾How to solve particle equilibrium problems (2-D and 3-D) using the equations of equilibrium ;READING MATERIALS IN TEXTBOOK – CHAPTER 3 (All Sections 3.1 – 3.4) ;Fundamental RINCIPLES and APPLICATION EXAMPLES – throughout the whole course APPLICATIONSFor a spool of given weight, what are the forces in cables AB, AC, and AD? For a given cable strength, what is the maximum weight that can be lifted? For a given weight of the lights, what are the forces in the cables? What size of cable must you use?
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