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E.S.

11 Statics of Rigid Bodies


Second Departmental Exam

2nd Semester, A.Y. 2011-2012


January 30, 2012, 4-6 PM

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY PLEDGE: On my honor, I will not give or receive inappropriate aid in this examination.
NAME & Signature:

SECTION:


Part I [20%]. MULTIPLE CHOICE. Write the letter of the best answer on the space provided. This part will be
collected after the first 30 MINUTES of the exam period.

_____ 1. For the block system shown in Figure 1, with motion impending towards the left, which of the following is
false? Note: Friction is present in all surfaces.
a. Mass of block B is the maximum possible for B.
b. Mass of block A is the minimum possible for A.
c. The direction of the friction force on block A is to the left.
d. The direction of the friction force on block B is to the right.
Figure 1.


_____ 2. For the same block system shown in Figure 1, with motion impending towards the right, which of the
following is true? Note: Friction is present in all surfaces.
a. The tension in the cable at A is lesser than at B.
b. The tension in the cable at A is larger than at B.
c. The larger tension between A & B could not be determined based on the given.
d. The tension in the cable at A is equal to the tension in the cable at B.


_____ 3. For the system shown in Figure 2, which of the following is correct?
a. The reaction at the fixed support will have horizontal and
vertical components only.
b. The ball and socket in the middle of the bar will develop a force
component perpendicular to the plane of the paper.
c. The horizontal reaction at the fixed support is equal to the
horizontal component at the ball and socket.
d. The pin support on the right will carry all the vertical
component of force P.
Figure 2.


_____ 4. A ships rope is wrapped around the bollards as shown in Figure 3. What is the angle of contact between
the rope and the bollards?
a. 245
b. 100
c. 190
d. 280

Figure 3.

_____ 5. For the bent shaft in Figure 4, which reaction component will be zero at the support?
a. Mx (moment reaction about x-axis)
b. Fx (force reaction along x-axis)
c. Mz (moment reaction about z-axis)
d. My (moment reaction about y-axis)


Figure 4.


_____ 6. In Figure 5, where will you apply the vertical force R along the length L of the bar so that you maintain its
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effect while adding a couple ! = to the system?
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a. At L/3 from the free end of the bar
b. At the middle of the bar
c. At the fixed support
d. At L/3 from the fixed support

Figure 5.


_____ 7. In determining whether a force system is statically indeterminate, which of the following information is
not necessary?
a. The magnitude of the forces and moments applied
b. The number of unknown forces
c. The type of force system
d. The system is in equilibrium



_____ 8. For two-force bodies, which of the following statements is true?
a. The line of action of the forces is perpendicular to the line connecting the points of application of the
forces.
b. The body must be a straight bar.
c. The locations where forces are applied can be more than two.
d. The forces acting on the body can be more than two.



_____ 9. The block shown in Figure 6 weighs 100 kN and the kinetic friction is 20 kN. If there is impending motion,
what is the limiting angle of friction between the block and the floor?
a. 0.3
b. 16.7
c. 11.3
d. 18.2


Figure 6.

_____ 10. A rigid body in equilibrium must satisfy the following conditions except
a. The sum of force vectors must be zero.
b. The sum of moment vectors must be zero.
c. The number of unknown forces must equal the number of equilibrium equations.
d. The deformations must be zero.

E.S. 11 Statics of Rigid Bodies


Second Departmental Exam

2nd Semester, A.Y. 2011-2012


January 30, 2012, 4-6 PM

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY PLEDGE: On my honor, I will not give or receive inappropriate aid in this examination.
NAME & Signature:

SECTION:

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Turn all mobile phones OFF during the entire examination period. Any form of cheating will be strictly penalized.
2. Use only blue or black ink pen.
3. Other than your name, signature, and section, do not write anything on this questionnaire.
4. Make sure to write your name, signature, and section on every answer sheet; number the sheets consecutively.
5. Start the solution to each Problem on a new sheet; do not write at the back; and put a box on your final answer/s.
6. Show clearly all pertinent solutions and state the assumptions made, if any.
7. Submit this questionnaire together with your answer sheets; keep all sheets stapled together; otherwise your paper will NOT
be graded.

Part II. [20%] If System A and System B are equivalent systems, then find the values of F1, F2 and .
Each square box has an area of one square meter. Hint: Resolve System A first into a force-couple system at the center.

Part III. [20%] Bar ABC is supported by a pin at A and is connected to bar
BD with pins at B and at D as shown. If the vertical component of the
reaction at A is 15 kN, determine:


a) the value of the downward force P applied at C if the reaction at D
is to be minimum, and
b) the corresponding reaction at D.

Draw the FBD for your solution.


Part IV. [20%] Panda and his friends are pulling a 400-N crate up an incline surface as part of their daily training.
The coefficient of friction between the crate and the surface is 0.20 and the rope on which Panda and his friends are
pulling is horizontal.








a) Determine the force P that Panda and his friends must exert to start sliding the crate up the incline. Draw the
FBD for your solution.
b) If Panda lets go of the rope for a moment to take a snack, determine the minimum force his friends must exert
to keep the crate from sliding back down the incline. Draw the FBD for your solution.