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Homework #1: Equilibrium of Forces
Due August 14, 2013 Prob.#1

Determine the moment of the force F about point A as a function of θ . Plot the results of M (ordinate) versus (abscissa) for θ varying between 0° and 180°.


The wheelbarrow and its contents have a center of mass at G. If F=100 N and the resultant moment produced by force F and the weight about the axle at A is zero, determine the mass of the wheelbarrow and its contents.


Replace the two forces acting on the post by a resultant force and couple moment at point O. Express the results in Cartesian vector form.


Replace the force system acting on the post by a resultant force, and specify where its line of action intersects the post AB measured from point A.


The shaft is supported by three smooth journal bearings at A, B, and C. Determine the components of reaction at these bearings.

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Prob. ESO202A/Dr Durgesh Rai/S-I-2013/Page 2 OF 2 . Use method of joints. and FG of the Warren truss. which contains the hydraulic cylinder H. They are connected together with a cable and placed on the inclined plane. Use method of sections.35. whose center of mass is at G.ESO202A: MECHANICS OF SOLIDS SEMESTER I: 2013 Prob. Take d = 1 m. Indicate if the members are in tension or compression. Prob. Determine the least coefficient of static friction at the pivot blocks so that the crate can be lifted.#8 Crates A and B weigh 200 N and 150 N.#10 Determine the force in members CD. The coefficients of static friction between the crates and the plane are µA = 0. CF. Determine the force the load creates in member DB and in member FB. Prob. determine when the crates begin to slide. Prob.#6 The hoist supports the 125-kg engine. determine the maximum force P that can be applied at joint B. If the angle is gradually increased.#7 The tongs are used to lift the 150-kg crate.25 and µB = 0. respectively.#9 If the maximum force that any member can support is 4 kN in tension and 3 kN in compression.