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Engineering Mechanics Statics

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V.

Friction
29.

The uniform pole has a weight of 150 N and a


length of 7.8 m. If it is placed against the smooth
wall and on the rough floor in the position d = 3 m,
will it remain in this position when it is released?
The coefficient of static friction is
s = 0.3.

30.

The block brake is used to stop


the wheel from rotating when the
wheel is subjected to a couple
moment Mo. If the coefficient of
static friction between the wheel
and the block is s, determine the
smallest force P that should be
applied.

31.

Two blocks A and B have a weight of 10 N and 6 N, respectively. They are


resting on the incline for which the coefficients of static friction are A =
0.15 and B = 0.25. Determine the incline angle for which both blocks
begin to slide. Also find the
required stretch or compression
in the connecting spring for
this to occur. The spring has a
stiffness of k = 2 Nm-1.

32.

The linkage shown connects two


blocks A and B, each having a mass
of 6 kg. If the coefficients of static
friction at the contacting surfaces are
A = 0.2 and B = 0.8, determine the
largest vertical force P that may be
applied to pin C without causing the
blocks to slip. Neglect the weight of
the links.

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33.

The coefficient of static friction between wedges


B and C is s = 0.6 and between the surfaces of
contact B and A and D, s = 0.4. If the spring is
compressed 200 mm when in the position shown,
determine the smallest force P needed to move
wedge C to the left. Neglect the weight of the
wedges.
34.

The square-threaded screw has a mean


diameter of 20 mm and lead of 4 mm. If the
weight of the plate A is 50 N, determine the
smallest coefficient of static friction between
the screw and the plate so that the plate does
not travel down the screw when the plate is
suspended as shown.

35. Determine the


maximum and the minimum values of weight
W, which may be applied without causing the
50 N blocks to slip. The coefficient of static
friction between the block and the plane is s
= 0.2, and between the rope and the drum D
s = 0.3.
36.

The conveyer belt is used to transfer granular material and the frictional
resistance on the top of the belt is F = 500 N. Determine the smallest stretch
of the spring attached to the moveable axle of the idle pulley B so that the
belt does not slip at the drive pulley A when the torque M is applied. What
minimum torque M is required to keep the belt moving? The coefficient of
static friction between
the belt and the wheel at
A is s = 0.2.

37.

The annular ring bearing is subjected to a thrust of 4000 N. If s = 0.35,


determine the torque M that must be applied to overcome friction.

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38.

The pivot bearing is subjected to a


pressure distribution at its surface of
contact, which varies as shown. If the
coefficient of static friction is s,
determine the torque M required to
overcome friction if the shaft supports
an axial force P.

39.

40.

Determine the tension T in the belt


needed to overcome the tension of
200 N created on the other side.
Also, what are the normal and
frictional components of force
developed on the collar bushing?
The coefficient of static friction is s
= 0.21.

The lawn roller weighs 1500 N. If the rod BA is held at an angle of 300 from
the horizontal and the coefficient of rolling resistance for the roller is 50
mm, determine the force F needed to push the roller at constant speed.
Neglect friction developed at the axle and assume that the resultant force
acting on the handle is applied along BA.

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