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COMPOSITE BODIES (Section 9.2 ) Today’s Objective : Determine the location of the center of gravity, center of mass, or centroid using the method of composite bodies. In-Class Activities: Applications The method for composite bodies . Questions and problems
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APPLICATIONS The I - beam is commonly used in building structures. When doing a stress analysis on an I - beam, the location of the centroid is very important. How can we easily determine the location of the centroid for a given beam shape?
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APPLICATIONS (continued) Cars, SUVs, bikes, etc., are assembled using many individual components. When designing for stability on the road, it is important to know the location of the bikes’ center of gravity (CG). If we know the weight and CG of individual components, how can we determine the location of the CG of the assembled unit?
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CONCEPT OF A COMPOSITE BODY Many industrial objects can be considered as composite bodies made up of a series of connected “simpler” shaped parts or
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2010 for the course CHEM 141 taught by Professor Freeman during the Spring '10 term at Columbia SC.

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