Old Test1 25-26

Old Test1 25-26 - (Hint: sketch FBD of bar BC, and then...

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Old test problem 25:The smallest positive angle between the positive x-axis and the line of action of the forces acting on the two-force member AB is: (Hint: the two-force member AB is in equilibrium) α atan 5 7 := α 35.5deg = A two force member, regardless of shape, acts like a straight link which connects two pins. The line of action is the angled red line that connects the two pins. Old test problem no. 26: If you were allowed to use only ONE equilibrium equation to determine the magnitude of the two forces acting on the two-force member AB, you would have to use:
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Unformatted text preview: (Hint: sketch FBD of bar BC, and then write equilibrium equations. Neglect masses of bars AB and BC.) g 9.807 m s 2 = W 20kg g := W 196N = Fab Fab A B FBD: Geometry: The perpendicular distance from ab to C is: Ldc 4m cos 45 ( ) := Ldc 2.828m = Mc= 0 Fab 2.83 m 196N 2.00 m + = Fab 138.5 N := Why Mc? Fab passes through A and B, so we can't sum moments about them and get an answer. Summing forces doesn't help, because these equations contain no distance information....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2011 for the course ENGR 111 taught by Professor Walker during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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