School of Civil Engineering CIVL2201 Structural Mechanics: Semester 1, 2008

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1) 1 mark. Draw the free body diagram of the car. The car is parked (ie not moving), with its brakes on. The force associated with the combined weight of the person and car can be assumed to be a point load acting through the centre of the number “1” painted on the side.

For a person standing in the wind.2) 1 mark.0 m. the cross-sectional area A of a large football player can be considered equivalent to a rectangle 375 mm × 2. what is the drag force on the football player due to the wind? Working: Answer: . Given the wind speed v is 3. and the density of air ρ = 1.5 m/s.75. The drag force on an object in a moving fluid is given by F = ½ ρ v2 CD A. the drag coefficient CD is 0.205 kg/m3.

It may be useful to draw the graphs in different colours. Graph the derivative dy/dx in the range 0 ≤ x ≤ 3. Identify the location and magnitude of any maxima or minima of the derivative in the range.3) 2 marks. . y = (x – 3)·(x – 4)·(x/12) • • • • Graph the function y in the range 0 ≤ x ≤ 3. Identify the location and magnitude of any maxima or minima in the range. For the following function draw the following on the same graph.

Given that the density of steel is 7250 kg/m3.4) 1 mark. Working: Answer: . It has an outer diameter of 750 mm and a thickness of 50 mm. The round steel pipe below is 3 m long. calculate the weight of the pipe.

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