# Discussion on: Problem 531 | Friction

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### assumption of friction resultant

i wonder how would your Friction Resultant at point A in that direction is correct? there is any technique how to assured my friction assumption is correct?

and why your Rbcos30(2Lcos(alpha)) is rotated in different direction?

### Re: assumption of friction resultant

i wonder how would your Friction Resultant at point A in that direction is correct?

There is a "minimum" value of angle α that will cause the bar to impend to the left.

there is any technique how to assured my friction assumption is correct?

The best way is to calculate for two directions of impending motion (to the left and to the right), then compare the results. Pick the one which satisfies the required.

and why your Rbcos30(2Lcos(alpha)) is rotated in different direction?

That equation is rotation for moment about the left end, not for friction.

I can feel you, hahaha, we are on the same boat, hehehe. The important thing here is that we're able to communicate and we understand each other.

### Re: assumption of friction resultant

In reply to by Jhun Vert

thank you very much sir...hahaha.^-^ but i have one thing to clarify

i wonder how would your Friction Resultant at point A in that direction is correct?
-There is a "minimum" value of angle α that will cause the bar to impend to the left. you answered.

now, it always happen on inclined bar or any object has the same problem as that?
because when i try things and in my logical thinking it always impend to the right based on the gravity and the weight.

sorry if i'm annoying.T-T

### Re: assumption of friction resultant

The bar may actually move to the left or to the right depending on the value of alpha.

Imagine alpha to be very small, almost zero degree, if friction cannot hold it in equilibrium, the possible movement is that the left end will go down and the right end will go up, this is the direction of movement you saw.

Now think for very large alpha, say 75 degrees or more, the possible movement is that the right end will slide downward and the left end will slide upward.

If you are not certain which movement to use in your solution in finding the required value of alpha, simply solve the two impending cases (to the left and to the right) and compare the results of the two. Which value of alpha is larger, that would be your answer.

### Re: Discussion on: Problem 531 | Friction

ah, i got it now..

there is no easy way to assume friction on inclined object. you need to solve different possibilities if your not sure.

thank you very much sir.it helped me a lot.