It appears that only a very few folks are even attempting these problems, but it also appears that no one has sent me a solution. For that reason, a small hint seems to be in order.
Hint: Turn the picture upside down. For most of us, it is conceptually easier to think about the problem if the X-axis goes to the right and the Y-axis is upward. Of course, if you do this, you must recall that gravity then acts up, not down.
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The constant evolution of technology has meant that companies in the technology sector must adapt every day. For this reason, many mechanisms have been created to reduce production costs and increase the productivity and efficiency of their business models. So, we will talk about obsolescence, or end of life of the electronic components we use every day. What options do we have for an electronics component going end of life? Since, as mentioned above, part of the companies' strategies are based
Mechanics Corner, #53
A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD
A Hoisting Problem for Engineers
A Learning Experience in Machine Design
There is a document available on the Internet at several locations with the title 2.003 Problem Archive by MIT Professor David Trumper, Last Updated April 19, 2005. It is a collection of engineering problems, some
The previous post on this topic was certainly acceptable for engineering purposes, but there was one small oversight in the model. Many would actually prefer that oversight because it makes the algebra quite a bit less complex. Even so, it is not quite correct, so this revised post is offered to correct the oversight.
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Nowadays, the construction industry is echoing with the word "Sustainability." Everyone seems to be focused on finding more sustainable design solutions for building structures and objects.
The moment we realized that we would have to work on installing eco-friendly systems to help the planet recover from the damage done by human hand, most new construction projects were required to be eco-friendly.
However, going green isn't as simple as it sounds. It's a huge challenge, and worki
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Mechanics Corner #50
A Journal of Applied Mechanics and Mathematics by DrD
Why You Should NOT Use the D'Alembert's Principle
I think it is safe to say that every engineering student studies both Statics and Dynamics. We are told that Statics is easier than Dynamics, which is often true but not so in all cases. When we get to Dynamics, many teachers, particularly physics teachers, will urge the use of something called D'Alembert's Principle. The
A Journal of Applied Mechanics & Mathematics, #49
A Bad Example
Most of us are inclined to trust an established textbook. We assume (1) the author knows what he is talking about, (2) the book has been carefully vetted by several editors and reviewers, and finally (3) the fact that it is well established in the market means that thousands of other readers have tacitly endorsed it as well. While these assumptions are usually true, they are no guarantee, and they
Governor sensitivity is the ratio of
A. range of speed to the mean speed
B. maximum speed to the minimum speed
C. mean speed to the range of speed
D. effort of governor to the range of speed
E. governor lift to the range of speed
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(a) Describe the steps usually considered in the process of material selection.
(b) How material selection is done using decision theory.
Ans. (a) Like any other aspect of engineering design, material selection is also equally important aspect. Material of part depends on the requirements of the part, number of parts needed, and manufacturing process to be adopted to make the part. The material selection primarily depends upon its properties and several other factors like availa