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MAE 241 - Lec6_Summer 2011

MAE 241 - Lec6_Summer 2011

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MAE 241 -StaticsSummer 2011Dr. Konstantinos A. SierrosOffice Hours: M and W 10:30 ±11:30 (263 ESB new add)kostas.sierros@mail.wvu.eduTeaching Blog: http://wvumechanicsonline.blogspot.com
 
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hapter 4: Force system resultants
Chapter objectives‡Moment of a force‡Method for finding moment of a force‡Moment of a couple‡Resultants of nonconcurrentforce systems‡Reducing simple distributedloading to a resultant force
 
4.1 Moment of a force ±Scalar formulation
‡When a force is applied to a body, it produces a tendency for the bodyto rotate about a point that is not on the line of action of the force‡This tendency is called
torque
or 
moment of a force
‡The magnitude of the moment is directly proportional to the magnitude of 
F
and the perpendicular distance d‡The larger the force or the longer the arm,the greater the moment/turning effect

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