Problem 346 | Equilibrium of Non-Concurrent Force System

Problem 346
A boom AB is supported in a horizontal position by a hinge A and a cable which runs from C over a small pulley at D as shown in Fig. P-346. Compute the tension T in the cable and the horizontal and vertical components of the reaction at A. Neglect the size of the pulley at D.

Cable and boom structure


Problem 326 | Equilibrium of Force System

Problem 326
The cylinders in Fig. P-326 have the indicated weights and dimensions. Assuming smooth contact surfaces, determine the reactions at A, B, C, and D on the cylinders.



Solution to Problem 244 Statically Indeterminate

Problem 244
A homogeneous bar with a cross sectional area of 500 mm2 is attached to rigid supports. It carries the axial loads P1 = 25 kN and P2 = 50 kN, applied as shown in Fig. P-244. Determine the stress in segment BC. (Hint: Use the results of Prob. 243, and compute the reactions caused by P1 and P2 acting separately. Then use the principle of superposition to compute the reactions when both loads are applied.)

Figure 244


Solution to Problem 243 Statically Indeterminate

Problem 243
A homogeneous rod of constant cross section is attached to unyielding supports. It carries an axial load P applied as shown in Fig. P-243. Prove that the reactions are given by R1 = Pb/L and R2 = Pa/L.

Rod between rigid walls