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MEC 102 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies Problem Set 1 1st Term 2011-2012

An airplane begins its take-off run at A with zero velocity and a constant acceleration a. Knowing that it becomes airborne 30 s later at B and that the distance AB is 2700 ft, determine (a) the acceleration a, (b) the takeoff velocity vB.

Two rockets are launched at a fireworks performance. Rocket A is launched with an initial velocity v0 and rocket B is launched 4 s later with the same initial velocity. The two rockets are timed to explode simultaneously at a height of 240 ft, as A is falling and B is rising. Assuming a constant acceleration g = 32.2 ft/s2 determine (a) the initial velocity v0, (b) the velocity of B relative to A at the time of the explosion.

In the position shown, collar B moves to the left with a constant velocity of 300 mm/s. Determine (a) the velocity of collar A, (b) the velocity of portion C of the cable, (c) the relative velocity of portion C of the cable with respect to collar B.

A particle moves in a straight line with a constant acceleration of 2 m/s2 for 6 s, zero acceleration for the next 4 s, and a constant acceleration of +2 m/s2 for the next 4 s. Knowing that the particle starts from the origin and that its velocity is 4 m/s during the zero acceleration time interval, (a) construct the vt and xt curves for 0 t 14 s, (b) determine the position and the velocity of the particle and the total distance traveled when t = 14 s.

MEC 102 Dynamics of Rigid Bodies Problem Set 1 1st Term 2011-2012 An elevator starts from rest and moves upward, accelerating at a rate of 4 ft/s2 until it reaches a speed of 24 ft/s, which it then maintains. Two seconds after the elevator begins to move, a man standing 40 ft above the initial position of the top of the elevator throws a ball upward with an initial velocity of 64 ft/s. Determine when the ball will hit the elevator.

Rotation of the arm about O is defined by q = 0.15t2 where q is in radians and t in seconds. Collar B slides along the arm such that r = 0.9 - 0.12t2 where r is in meters. After the arm has rotated through 30o, determine (a) the total velocity of the collar, (b) the total acceleration of the collar, and (c) the relative acceleration of the collar with respect to the arm.

Determine the maximum speed that the cars of a roller coaster can reach along a circular portion of a track with a radius of 30m if the normal component of their acceleration cannot exceed 4g.

If the crest of the hill has a radius of curvature = 200 ft, determine the maximum constant speed at which the car can travel over it without leaving the surface of the road. Neglect the size of the car in the calculation. The car has weight of 3500 lb.

A 49 kg package is projected up a 20 incline with an initial velocity of 40 ft/s. If the coefficient of kinetic friction between the package and the incline is 0.15, find the maximum distance x that the package will move up the incline

A 40-kg package is at rest on an incline when a force P is applied to it. Determine the magnitude of P if 4 s is required for the package to travel 10 m up the incline. The static and kinetic coefficients of friction between the package and the incline are 0.30 and 0.25, respectively.

A 25-kg block A rests on an inclined surface, and a 15-kg counterweight B is attached to a cable as shown. Neglecting friction, determine the acceleration of A and the tension in the cable immediately after the system is released from rest.

A 2-kg ball revolves in a horizontal circle as shown at a constant speed of 1.5 m/s. Knowing that L = 600 mm, determine (a) the angle that the cord forms with the vertical, (b) the tension in the cord.