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ESO202A: MECHANICS OF SOLIDS SEMESTER I: 2013

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°.

Prob.#2

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.

Prob.#3

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.

Prob.#4

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.

Prob.#5

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.