708 Centroid and area of spandrel by integration Jhun Vert Sun, 04/19/2020 - 11:04 pm

Problem 708
Compute the area of the spandrel in Fig. P-708 bounded by the x-axis, the line x = b, and the curve y = kxn where n ≥ 0. What is the location of its centroid from the line x = b? Determine also the y coordinate of the centroid.
 

Centroids and Centers of Gravity Jhun Vert Fri, 04/17/2020 - 09:47 pm

Centroids of Composite Figures

Center of gravity of a homogeneous flat plate
$W \, \bar{x} = \Sigma wx$

$W \, \bar{y} = \Sigma wy$

 

Centroids of areas
$A \, \bar{x} = \Sigma ax$

$A \, \bar{y} = \Sigma ay$

 

Centroids of lines
$L \, \bar{x} = \Sigma lx$

$L \, \bar{y} = \Sigma ly$

 

Center of Gravity of Bodies and Centroids of Volumes

Center of gravity of bodies
$W \, \bar{x} = \Sigma wx$

$W \, \bar{y} = \Sigma wy$

$W \, \bar{z} = \Sigma wz$

 

Centroids of volumes
$V \, \bar{x} = \Sigma vx$

$V \, \bar{y} = \Sigma vy$

$V \, \bar{z} = \Sigma vz$