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Penn State Harrisburg School of Science, Engineering and Technology Mechanics I: ET 300 Mid term Examination I --- Fall 2008 Student name: Instructor: Dr. M a’moun Abu-Ayyad Student number: Time/date: 90 min/Sep. 26, 08 Problem 1 (30 marks) Determine the mass of each of the two cylinders if they cause a sag of s = 0.5 m when suspended from the rings at A and B . Note that s = 0 when the cylinders are removed.
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Unformatted text preview: A container is supported by two cables AB and AC with two forces P and Q applied to the ring to maintain the container in the position shown. Knowing that the weight of the container is 376 N and the force P = 132 N, determine the tension in cables AB and AC and the magnitude of the force Q. Problem 3 (35 marks) For the structure shown in figure P2-25, determine the reactions at point A and pins B , D and F ....
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