CHAPTER 2: EQUILIBRIUM OF PARTICLES
OBJECTIVES
a) Draw a free body diagram (FBD), and,
b) Apply equations of equilibrium to solve
a 2-D problem.
CHAPTER 2: EQUILIBRIUM OF PARTICLES
This is an example
CHAPTER 3: STRUCTURES
Up to now, we worked with one single rigid body and external forces applied to it.
We will deal with structures.
STRUCTURE: A rigid made of several connected parts.
Trusses: Desi
CHAPTER 2: EQUILIBRIUM OF RIGID BODIES
For a rigid body to be in equilibrium, the net force as well as the net moment about any
arbitrary point O must be zero
Summation of all
external forces.
Sum of
CHAPTER 1: FORCE VECTORS
In this section, we will study the fundamental operations (addition,
resolving vectors into components) of force vectors.
Vector is a quantity which has both magnitude and dir
CHAPTER 2: EQUILIBRIUM OF RIGID BODIES
We have studied the application of forces on particles.
What if do we have a rigid body having a finite size?
If we have a rigid body having finite size, there m