COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

PUTRAJAYA CAMPUS
FINAL EXAMINATION

SEMESTER I 2016 / 2017

PROGRAMME : BME/BEPE/BEEE/BCCE (Honours)
SUBJECT CODE : MEMB123
SUBJECT : Mechanics I: Statics

DATE : September 2016

TIME : 3 hours

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES:

1. This paper contains SIX (6) questions.

2. Answer ALL questions.

3. Write ALL answers in the answer booklet provided.

4. Write answer to each question on a new page.

THIS QUESTION PAPER CONSISTS OF (8) PRINTED PAGES INCLUDING
THIS COVER PAGE.

[4 marks] (b) Determine the components of reaction at the ball and socket joint A and the tension in the supporting cable BC. [12 marks] Figure 1 Page 2 of 8 . MEMB123. Semester I 2016/2017 QUESTION 1 (16 MARKS) The rod assembly as shown in Figure 1 is supported by the cable BC. (a) Draw the free body diagram for the rod assembly.

MEMB123. Semester I 2016/2017 QUESTION 2 (18 MARKS) The panel with cable AB and hinged CD are shown in Figure 2. will the panel be held in equilibrium position? Explain and justify your answer. [18 marks] Figure 2 Page 3 of 8 . If the magnitude of the force in the cable AB is 600 N and the moment about the hinged axis CD. is 650 Nm.

[16 marks] Figure 3 Page 4 of 8 . as shown in Figure 3. find the minimum weight of block A to prevent motion. Semester I 2016/2017 QUESTION 3 (16 MARKS) Two blocks are connected by a solid strut attached to each block with frictionless pins.25 and block B weighs 2700 N. If the coefficient of static friction under each block is 0. MEMB123.

[8 marks] Figure 4 Page 5 of 8 . Semester I 2016/2017 QUESTION 4 (17 MARKS) For the truss shown in Figure 4. (a) Draw the free-body diagram of the truss and find the zero-force member. [3 marks] (b) Determine the support reactions at pin A and E. MEMB123. CB and DC by method of joint and state if these members are in tension or compression. [6 marks] (c) Determine the force in members AB.

MEMB123. [10 marks] Figure 5 QUESTION 6 [15 MARKS] Page 6 of 8 . Semester I 2016/2017 QUESTION 5 [18 MARKS] The structure shown in Figure 5 is supported by a pin at A and a roller at B. [8 marks] (b) Determine the normal force. Show these internal forces using a free body diagram. and moment at point D. (a) Draw the free body diagram of the entire structure and determine the reactions at support A and B. shear force.

[8 marks] (b) Determine the moment of inertia of the shaded area about the x-axis. y) of the shaded area. MEMB123. [7 marks] Figure 6 Appendix Page 7 of 8 . Semester I 2016/2017 For the composite area shown in Figure 6. (a) Locate the centroid ((x.

Semester I 2016/2017 Table of Moment of Inertia --.END OF QUESTION PAPER--- Page 8 of 8 . MEMB123.