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MEC 260: Self-Test

Exam II – Prof. Kukta


Answer Sheet

1) P By
2)

Q P

3) 4)
R
P
P

8) _____________________________ 5)

_____________________________

9) _____________________________

10) ____________________________ P
11) P  ________________________

12) x  ________________________

13) P  ________________________
6) & 7)
14) x  ________________________

15) V  ________________________
Q
16) M  ________________________ P
17) x  ________________________

18) y  ________________________

19) ___________________________ W
20) ___________________________

21) ___________________________
MEC 260: Engineering Statics
Self-Test- Exam II
Question Sheet – No notes, No calculators, you have 53 minutes

Problems 1 through 5 (4 points each - partial credit is possible): Complete the free body
diagrams on your answer sheet for the systems shown below. Label each force or couple you
add and specify the direction of any force that is not horizontal or vertical to the page. Friction
and weight are to be neglected. Do not attempt to enforce equilibrium, except that two-force
bodies must be drawn to be trivially in equilibrium for full credit.

A
1)
P
2) 3) q
A B A C B P
J
Q P B

B
4) A B C 5) q
R A
P P b
a
D E

6) A beam AB of weight W is lifted over a ledge as shown as shown in the figure. A rope connects
the beam a B to a block at C. The weight of the block is Q. Complete the free body diagrams
on your answer sheet, neglecting all friction. Do not
attempt to enforce equilibrium. Label each force you add Q
and specify the direction of any force that is not horizontal B
C P
or vertical to the page. (4 points - partial credit is possible)
7) Now consider there to be a friction force between the q
beam and the corner of the ledge and between the block
and the ground. Add these forces to your free body A W
diagrams. Choose the directions carefully! Do not make
any assumptions on whether the system is static, kinetic or
motion is impending. (4 points - partial credit is possible) For Problems 6 - 8

8) Based on your free body diagrams and given s as the coefficient of static friction at all contact
points, write the equation(s) that apply when the system is in the state of impending motion.
(4 points - partial credit is possible)
Problems 9 and 10 (2 points each). List all the two-force members in each of the systems
shown by specifying the members' end points (e.g. AB). If there are no two-force members,
then answer "none".
9) 10) B
G P
E F
C

B P P C
A D M
A D
P P

Problems 11 and 12 (2 points each - no partial credit). The beam shown below has a constant
force per unit length w applied as shown. It is replaced by an equivalent force P at a x
distance from point A. What is P and x in terms of w and/or L?
w P
x
A = A
C B C B

L L L L

Problems 13 and 14 (2 points each - no partial credit). The beam shown below has a linearly
varying force per unit length applied, from zero at A to w0 at C and a constant w0 between C
and B, as shown. It is replaced by an equivalent force P at a x distance from point A. What is
the P and x in terms of w0 and/or L?
w0
P
x
A = A
C B C B

L L L L
Problems 15 and 16 (3 point each). The beam shown below has a force P and couple MA
applied at point A as shown. What is the internal shear V and bending moment M at point J in
terms of P, MA, x, and/or L?
P P
V

MA MA M
A J B
x V
L
Problem 17 and 18 (2 points each - no partial credit). Determine the centroidal position x and
y of the area below, measured from the axes given. You may express your answer in the form
of an unsimplified fraction.
y

6 2
2 x
4 6

Problem 19 and 21 (2 points each). Forces P and Q are applied to the truss shown below.

Q
E D

A q B q C
P

19) What is the tension in member CD in terms of P, Q and/or q?


20) What is the tension in member BC in terms of P, Q and/or q?
21) What is the tension in member BD in terms of P, Q and/or q?