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MAE 241 Lec14

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9. Center of gravity and centroid
Discuss the concept of center of gravity, center of mass and centroidShow how to determine locationof the center of gravity of bodies
 
 
9.1 Center of gravity, center of mass and centroid of a body
Center of gravityA body is composed of an infinite number of particles with a weight
dW 
 
These weights are forming a parallel force system. The resultant of thisforce system is the total weight of the body
 
The total weight W passes through a single point called
the center of  gravity G
 
 
Center of gravity
9.1 Center of gravity, center of mass and centroid of a body
∫ ∫ 
=
dW dW  x x
~
∫ ∫ 
=
dW dW  y y
~
∫ ∫ 
=
dW dW  z  z 
~
Coordinates of the center of gravity GCoordinates of each particle in the body

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