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Name: _____________________________

Section: __________
Problem #1 (35 points): The two cylinders A and B are supported by a series of rings and
cables, as shown. For this configuration, both cylinders are in equilibrium, and cylinder A
weighs 50 lb.

(a) Draw the FBD(s) necessary to solve this
problem.

(b) Find the weight of cylinder B and the
forces in cables CD, CE, and EG.


Name: _____________________________
Section: __________
Problem #2 (30 points): A bucket is held in equilibrium by a system of five cables and two
rings, as shown below. Note that cables BC and AE are horizontal, and cable AH is vertical.
Each cable can sustain a maximum force of 2 kip before breaking. Neglect the weights of the
cables and rings in this analysis.

(a) Draw complete FBDs of ring A and ring B.
Clearly label all loads and directions.

(b) Determine the mass, m, of the largest bucket
that can be supported.

Hint: Express the force in each cable in terms of
the unknown weight of the bucket, W.


Name: _____________________________
Section: __________
Problem #3 (30 points): A rope and pulley system is used to lift the weight W as shown below.
One rope wraps around pulleys A and B and is attached to the ceiling. The second rope wraps
around pulley C, and its ends are attached to the ceiling and to pulley B. The weight has a mass
of 50 slugs. Assume each pulley is pinned at the center and is frictionless and weightless.

(a) Draw complete FBDs of pulleys A, B, and C. Clearly label all
loads and reactions.

(b) Find the tensions in the two ropes and the reactions at point A.


Name: _____________________________
Section: __________
Problem #4 (30 points): A rope and pulley system is used to lift the weight A as shown below.
One rope wraps around pulleys B and C and is attached to the ceiling. The second rope wraps
around pulley D, and its ends are attached to pulleys B and C. The weight has a mass of 60
slugs. Assume each pulley is pinned at the center and is frictionless and weightless.

(a) Draw complete FBDs of pulleys B, C, and D. Clearly label all
loads and reactions.

(b) Find the tensions in the two ropes and the reactions at point D.


Name: _____________________________
Section: __________
Problem #5 (30 points): A mass m of 10 kg is suspended from the ceiling by a cable AC and a
spring AB, which are joined by a ring at A. The system is in equilibrium with the geometry
shown below. The spring AB has a spring constant k, and an original (un-stretched) length of
660 mm. Assume both the cable and spring are free to rotate at points B and C.

m = 10 kg
C
(a) Draw a complete FBD of ring A.
Clearly label all loads and reactions.

(b) Find the tension in cable AC and the
spring constant k.


Name: _____________________________
Section: __________
Problem #6 (35 points): The uniform steel beam is held in equilibrium by a pinned connection
at A and by a continuous cable at B and E, which wraps around a frictionless pulley located at D.
The beam supports a mass of 100 kg at point C. Neglect the depth and weight of the beam in
this analysis.

(a) Draw a complete FBD of the beam.

(b) Determine all reactions at A and the
tension in the cable.


Name: _____________________________
Section: __________
Problem #7 (30 points): The uniform steel beam is held in equilibrium by a pinned connection
at B and by a roller at E. The beam supports a concentrated load, a uniform distributed load, and
a concentrated moment at the locations shown. Neglect the depth and weight of the beam in this
analysis.

(a) Draw a complete FBD of the beam.
Clearly label all loads, reactions,
and distances.

(b) Determine all reactions at B and E.


Name: _____________________________
Section: __________
Problem #8 (35 points): A truss structure is held in equilibrium by a pinned connection at A and
by a roller at B. The truss supports a concentrated load of 800 lb and a uniform distributed load
of 50 lb/ft at the locations shown. Neglect the weight of the truss in this analysis.

A
B
10 ft
10 ft 10 ft 10 ft
10 ft 10 ft 10 ft
40 ft
50 lb/ft
800 lb
10 ft
(a) Draw a complete FBD of the
truss. Clearly label all loads,
reactions, and distances.

(b) Determine all reactions at
points A and B.


Name: _____________________________
Section: __________
Problem #9 (35 points): A steel beam AB is held in equilibrium by a pinned connection at A
and by a spring at B that is attached to the wall at C. The beam supports a uniform distributed
load (3 kN/m) and a concentrated force (8 kN) at the locations shown. The beam is horizontal at
equilibrium, and the orientation of the spring is given by the small triangle in the figure. For the
spring BC, the spring rate is 200 kN/m and the original length is 2 m. Neglect the weight and
depth of the beam in this analysis.

(a) Draw a complete FBD of beam AB.
Clearly label all loads, reactions, and
distances.

(b) Calculate all reactions at A and the
force in spring BC.

(c) Find the deformed length of the spring.

Name: _____________________________
Section: __________
Problem #10 (35 points): A bent beam ABCD is held in equilibrium by a roller at A and by a
pinned connection at D. The beam supports a uniform distributed load (80 lb/ft) over section AB
and a concentrated force (390 lb) at point C. The roller at A rests against an inclined surface that
is oriented 30 from the horizontal direction. Neglect the weight and depth of the beam and the
size of the roller in this analysis.

(a) Draw a complete FBD of beam ABCD.
Clearly label all loads, reactions, and
distances.

(b) Determine all reactions at A and D.