College of Engineering
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FINAL EXAM
(SOLUTION)
GE201 Statics First Semester 1433 34H
Safar 1434 H January 2013
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Q. 1 12
Q. 2 12
Q. 3 10
Q. 4 10
Q. 5 6
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Question # 1 (12 Marks)
GE 201 Statics page 2/8
Final Exam, First Semester 1433  34 H
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1a (2 Marks )
Compute the magnitude of the moment about
point A produced by the three forces and a couple.
Solution
The three forces will not produce any moment about
point A as their lines of action are passing through A.
Moment will be only due to the couple of 10 kN.m.
Therefore, assuming counter clockwise moment as
positive, we have,
M
A
= 10 kN.m (CW) Ans.
1b (2 Marks )
If the resulting forcecouple system acting on the
plate at point O is as shown in the figure, then
replace the system by a single force R. Sketch the
location of the force and find its intersection with
x and yaxes.
Solution
Ans.
R
M
x
y
m 5 . 1
2
3
0
= = =
Ans.
R
M
y
x
m 0 . 1
) 3 (
3
0
=
= =
1c (2 Marks )
i) Write F as a vector.
ii) Determine the moment of the force F
about point O, and express it as a vector.
Solution
a) F = 30i Ans.
b) M
O
= rF = 3j30i= 90k kN.m Ans.
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2 m
F = 2i+2j kN
A(2,2)
1 kN
3 m
3 m
2 m
5 kN
x
y
10 kN.m
F = 30 kN
(2, 3, 0) m
x
y
z
A
(6, 3, 0) m
B
O
F = 30i kN
(2, 3, 0)
x
y
z
A
(6, 3, 0)
B
O
r=3j
m
R = 3i+2j kN
O
x
y
1.5m
3 m
3 m
1.0 m
R = 3i+2j kN
O
x
y
3 kN.m
3 m
3 m
Question # 1 (Contd.)
GE 201 Statics page 3/8
Final Exam, First Semester 1433  34 H
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1d (2 Marks )
Compute the magnitude of the resultant of the two
forces shown below.
Solution
( )
( )
. kN 3 . 172 160 50 40
kN 160 50 40
kN 70 50 ( ) 90 40
2 2 2
Ans R = + + =
+ + =
+ + + = + =
k j i R
k j k i F F R
2 1
1e (2 Marks )
Determine the angle u, if the resultant R is
vertical.
Solution
. 60
2
1
cos
0 45 cos 90
Ans
R
x
o
= =
= =
u u
u
1f (2 Marks )
Write the vector expression of tension force T
Solution
Ans.
T
8 16 16
) 0 4 ( ) 0 8 ( ) 8 0 (
) 0 4 ( ) 0 8 ( 8) (0
24
2 2 2
k j i T
k j i
n T
BC
+ + =
(
(
+ +
+ +
= =
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90 kN
45 kN
R
x
y
y
T = 24 kN
x
z
O
B
C
(8, 0, 0) m
(0, 8, 4) m
x x
z
F
1
= 50j+70k kN
F
2
= 40i+90k kN
y
Question # 2 (12 Marks)
GE 201 Statics page 4/8
Final Exam, First Semester 1433  34 H
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2a (2 Marks )
Compute T.
Solution
T = 2.5 kN Ans.
2b (2 Marks )
Identify the zero force members.
Solution
Zero force members: EF, BF, HG and CG Ans.
2c (2 Marks )
Determine the tension in the rope CDE.
Solution
Ans. T T
M CCW
A
N 1500 0 5 . 1 600 6 . 0
0 ) (
= =
= E +
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D
C
A
F
2 m
G
10kN
2 m
2 m
E
H
B
15kN
2 m
2 m 2 m
A
y
A
x
0.1 m
A
T
D
B
600 N
0.5 m
0.75 m 0.75 m
C
0.1 m
A
E
D
B
600 N
0.5 m
0.75 m 0.75 m
C
10 kN
T
5 kN
T = 2.5 kN
5 kN
2.5 kN
2.5 kN
Note each
force is 2.5 kN
Question # 2 (Contd.)
GE 201 Statics page 5/8
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2d (3 Marks )
Compute the force in member BC
Solution
Use a section which cut the three members viz. BC,
CG and GF.
Ans. F
F M CCW
BC
BC G
(T) kN 8
0 2 4 1 0 ) (
=
= + = E +
2e (3 Marks )
Determine the moment of inertia about xaxis (I
x
) for
the shaded area using a vertical element as shown.
Solution
Moment of inertia of the strip about its base is:

.

\

=
3 3
3
1
: formula using ) (
3
1
bd y dx dI
x
Ans. I
dx
x
y dx dI I
x
x x
m 714 . 7
12 3
1
) (
3
1
4
6
0
3
6
3
=
= = =
} } }
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x
3 m
6 m
y
y = x
2
/12
D
C
A
F
G
4 kN
E
B
2 kN
3 m
2 m
2 m 2 m
4 kN
F
BC
A
G
4 kN
B
F
CG
1 m
2 m
4 kN
F
GF
GE 201 Statics page 6/8
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Question # 3 (10 Marks)
For the section shown in the figure:
a) Locate the centroid X and Y of the shaded area
from the yand xaxes respectively.
b) Calculate the moment of inertia of the shaded area
about xaxis (I
x
).
c) Calculate the moment of inertia of the shaded area
about that centroidal x
0
axis which is parallel to
xaxis (i.e.
0
x I ).
Hint: Moment of inertia of a rectangular section:
About centroidal GGaxis =
3
12
1
bh
About line AA =
3
3
1
bh .
Solution
(a) As the given yaxis is a line of symmetry, centroid would lie on the yaxis itself. Therefore,
Ans. Y
A
y A
Y
Ans. X
i
i i
mm 120
40 120 120 40 40 240
20 ) 40 120 ( 100 ) 120 40 ( 180 ) 40 240 (
0
=
+ +
+ +
=
E
E
=
=
(b)
Ans. I I I I
I
I
I
x x x x
x
x
x
mm 10 64 . 368
mm 10 56 . 2 40 120
3
1
mm 10 76 . 53 100 ) 120 40 ( 120 40
12
1
mm 10 32 . 312 180 ) 40 240 ( 40 240
12
1
4 6
3 2 1
4 6 3
3
4 6 2 3
2
4 6 2 3
1
= + + =
= =
= + =
= + =
(c)
( )
Ans. I
Y A I I
x
x
x
mm 10 16 . 92 10 48 . 276 10 64 . 368
120 ) 40 120 120 40 40 240 ( 10 64 . 368
4 6 6 6
2 6
2
0
0
= =
+ + = =
Alternative Solution of Part (c)
Ans. I I I I
I
I
I
CC CC CC
x
x
x
x
mm 10 16 . 92
mm 10 64 . 48 100 ) 40 120 ( 40 120
12
1
mm 10 68 . 7 20 ) 120 40 ( 120 40
12
1
mm 10 84 . 35 60 ) 40 240 ( 40 240
12
1
4 6
3 2 1
4 6 2 3
3
4 6 2 3
2
4 6 2 3
1
0
0
0
0
= + + =
= + =
= + =
= + =
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x
y
60 mm
40 mm
120 mm
120 mm
40 mm
120 mm
60 mm
Y
40 mm
x
0
A A
b
G
G G
h
2
x
y
60 mm
40 mm
120 mm
120 mm
40 mm
120 mm
60 mm
3
1
Y
40 mm
x
0
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Question # 4 (10 Marks)
In the loaded beam shown in figure:
(a) Calculate the support reactions at A and I.
(b) Determine the shear force (V) and bending
moment (M) values at the sections passing
through
i. point B; and
ii. point G
Assume selfweight of the beam is negligible,
and supports A and I are roller and pin,
respectively.
Solution
Ans. I I F
Ans. A
A M CCW
Ans. I I F
y y y
y
y I
x x x
kN 2 . 19 ) 2 6 ( 12 4 . 2
2
1
24 2 . 31 0
kN 2 . 31
0 2 ) 2 6 ( 18 6
3
4 . 2
12 4 . 2
2
1
8 . 10 24 8 . 12 0 ) (
0 0 0
Reactions Support
= + 
.

\

= E 
=
= + + 
.

\

+ 
.

\

+ + = E +
= = = E
+
+
kN.m 4 . 62 0 2 2 . 31 0 ) (
kN 31.2 0 2 . 31 0
load the before just taken is Section
at es shear valu and Moment
Ans. M M M CCW
Ans. V V F
B
B B B
B B y
= = + = E +
= = = E 
+
kN.m 4 . 62 0 2 2 . 31 0 ) (
kN 2 . 7 0 24 2 . 31 0
load after the just taken is Section
Ans. M M M CCW
Ans. V V F
B B B
B B y
= = + = E +
= = = E 
+
kN.m 4 . 35 0 2 2 . 19 5 . 0 ) 1 6 ( 0 ) (
kN 2 . 13 0 ) 1 6 ( 2 . 19 0
at es shear valu and Moment
Ans. M M M CCW
Ans. V V F
G
G G G
G G y
= = + = E +
= = + = E 
+
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24 kN
2 m
A B
31.2 kN
V
B
M
B
I
x
6 kN/m
18 kN.m
24 kN
D
1 m 2 m
A B H C
2.4 m 2.4 m
12 kN/m
F E
2 m 1 m
I
G
1 m 1 m
A
y
I
y
2 m
A B
V
B
M
B
31.2 kN
V
G
M
G
6 kN/m
H
1 m
I
G
1 m
I
y
= 19.2 kN
I
6 kN/m
18 kN.m
24 kN
D
1 m 2 m
A B H C
2.4 m 2.4 m
12 kN/m
F E
2 m 1 m
G
1 m 1 m
GE 201 Statics page 8/8
Final Exam, First Semester 1433  34 H
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Question # 5 (6 Marks)
The 100kg block rests on the horizontal surface and a
force P is applied to the block at an angle of 30
0
.
Determine the magnitude of force P needed to start the
block to slip (i.e. impending motion).
The coefficient of static friction (
s )
between the block
and the surface is 0.25.
Solution
N 5 . 247
0 5 . 0 464 . 3 981
0 30 sin 81 . 9 100 0
464 . 3
0 25 . 0 30 cos 0
25 . 0 motion, impending For
max
Ans. P
P P
P N F
P N
N P F
N N F F
y
x
s
=
= + +
= + + = E 
=
= + = E
= = =
+
+
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30
0
s
= 0.25
P
100 kg
F=F
max
=
s
N
1009.81
30
0
N
P