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The organizing committee of the International Engineering Mechanics Contest for university undergraduate students would like to inform that the Contest will take place in April 20-23, 2009 at the Belarusian State University of Transport (Gomel, Belarus). The programme is enclosed. A group of three-six students of first-fourth year of education and one supervisor are invited to participate in the Contest. Other students can participate in the individual events. The students of fifth-sixth year of education can participate in the Contest hors concours. Within the programme of the Contest the seminar on scientific and methodical questions of mechanics will be organized. The seminar proceedings are planned to be published. There is no organizational fee payment. Hotel accommodation will be provided for foreign participants of the Contest. Hotel accommodation and catering are at the expense of the participants. Please, contact the Organizing Committee till March 20 by phone or E-mail to confirm your participation in the Contest. You can find the tasks of the previous contests on the web-sites Contact: Department of Technical Physics and Theoretical Mechanics, St. Kirov, 34, Gomel, 246653 Belarus. Phones: (+375232) 952951, (+37529) 8311429, (+37544) 7611429. E-mail: theor-mech shim

Chairman of Organizing Committee of the International Engineering Mechanics Contest The University Rector V. I. Senko

International Contest on Theoretical Mechanics - 2007

Problem S12007 (4 points) A homogeneous cylinder with weight G and radius R lay on a rough horizontal floor and adjoins to a rough vertical wall. What conditions must be satisfied by the force F enclosed to a point A of the cylinder to keep it in equilibrium. The coefficient of friction between the cylinder and the floor is f. The coefficient of friction between the cylinder and the wall is f too.

Problem S22007 (6 points) Cube 1 of weight G1 and edge length a is put on homogeneous cores 2 and 3 hinged together at C, as shown in figure. Rods each of weight G2 stand on a smooth horizontal floor. AC = = = CD = = = l. The system is kept in equilibrium with the help of spring KL connecting the middle of pieces AC and . Determine the force of the spring tension.

Problem K12007 (6 points) There is slider crank mechanism with OA = AB. Crank OA rotates with angular velocity . Its position determined by a angle . Find the size and a direction of angular acceleration of crank OA, when vectors of speed and acceleration of the center point M of the connecting rod AB of the slider crank mechanism are mutually perpendicular. Problem K22007 (8 points) Crank 1 rotates with angular velocity 1. Point B is the center of the connecting rod AC. OA = l (Fig.). Determine the velocities and accelerations of the sliders 2 and 3 in relation to a crank for this position.

Problem D12007 (5 points) Initially a particle of mass m = 1 kg is in position A; its velocity is v0 = 10 m/sec and it is directed to the point B along an inclined plane. Force F changes in accordance with the law F = 20 t . Neglecting friction, determine rising height H of the particle through t = 2 sec, if = 30. Problem D22007 (6 points) The wheel presents a homogeneous disk with mass m and radius r. The axiss C acceleration is connected to the velocity by . Initially the velocity of the axis is v0. The dependence wheel rolls without sliding. Determine force expression P(t) which acting on wheel. Problem D32007 (7 points) The load 1 with mass m1 = m is on the rough surface inclined at angle = 45 to the horizontal (coefficient of friction f = 0,25). Unstretched cord passes over the pulley 2 mass m2 = m. The pulley 2 is homogeneous circular cylinder. Other end of the cord is wound on a drum and makes the wheel 3 roll without sliding on a horizontal surface. There radiuses are , mass m3 = 1,5m and radius of gyration about horizontal axis, passing through the wheel center .

Determine the velocity of the load 1 to the time when it will pass on the inclined plane distance s, if cord is at the angle = 30 to the horizontal this time. Initially the system was in equilibrium. Problem D42007 (8 points) Loads 2 and 3 with m2 = 2m, m3 = m connected to a rod 1 of length l and mass m1 = m. Inextensible string passing over the pulley 4 of the mass m4 = 2m. String connects center of gravity of the rod 1 and wheel 5 with radius r. The wheel rolls without sliding on the inclined plane at angle = 30 to the horizontal. The wheels 4 and 5 are homogeneous cylinders. Initially the system was in equilibrium and objects 1 and 5 have equal angular acceleration. At that time cos = 0,8. Determine mass of the wheel 5.

International Contest on Theoretical Mechanics - 2008

Problem C12008 (10 points)
The inverse mechanism is located in a horizontal plane. Sliders A and B can move along an axis which are taking place through point O. It is need to prove, that in the position represented in figure (AD OC, and corners, which rods AD and BC make with axis OB, are identical) the mechanism will be in equilibrium at condition .

Problem C22008 (8 points)

The uniform rod 1 with one of its ends is fixed with disk 2 and the other end is hinged at B with a disk 3. Disks radiuses are identical and equal r, and their weights are neglecting. Disks rest on the surface having the form of a semicircle with radius R = 5r. Coefficient of sliding friction between disks and a surface is f. Coefficient of rolling friction between disk 3 and . Determine the same surface is . Rod length is maximum value of the angle between a rod 1 and a horizontal plane when the rod is in equilibrium.

Problem K12008 (10 points)

In the planar mechanism crank OA rotates with constant angular velocity . OA = BC = = CD = CE =DF = l, . Determine velocity and acceleration of point B for , , = = 30. mechanism position when

Problem K22008 (10 points)

The square plate has uniformly accelerated rotation around a vertical axis. Its initial angular velocity is distinct from zero. Point M moves on diagonal AB of a plate so, that the absolute acceleration vector all the movement time lays in a plates plane. During the initial time point M is in position A. Prove that in a considered case point M will never be lowered below mid-point C of a plates diagonal.

Problem D12008 (7 points)

Maximum horizontal range of a stone thrown from the immovable catapult is s. Find the maximum possible horizontal range of the stone thrown from the very catapult but fixed on the platform the mass of which together with the catapult is n times heavier than the stone mass. The platform is on the horizontal plane. At the start time it is motionless. Any resistance can be neglected.

Problem D22008 (7 points)

The uniform L-shaped rod with equal cross-sections AB = l and BC = 2l is located in a vertical plane. Rod BC is horizontal. Point O is attachment place of hinge to the rod BC. Determine distance OB when the rod has maximum angular acceleration.

Problem D32008 (8 points)

Two identical homogeneous smooth cylinders with radius R are leant against a vertical wall. The bottom cylinder displaced to the right on a horizontal plane. The top cylinder began to fall on a vertical. The system has come to motion. Find final velocity of the bottom cylinder.

Problem D42008 (8 points)

The pulley 1 of weight m1 and radius r1 is set in rotation by constant torque of moment M. From pulley 1 through a deformable cable motion is transferred to the pulley 2 of weight m2 and radius r2. In this case a cable it is possible replace with a spring which force of a tension is directly proportional to deformation of a rectilinear part of a cable, the proportionality coefficient is equal c. Determine the law of angular velocity of the pulley 1. Initially the system was in equilibrium. Both pulleys are assumed to be homogeneous cylinders. Neglect deformations of curvilinear parts of a cable and a friction.