Problem 527 and Problem 528 | Friction

Problem 527
A homogeneous cylinder 3 m in diameter and weighing 30 kN is resting on two inclined planes as shown in Fig. P-527. If the angle of friction is 15° for all contact surfaces, compute the magnitude of the couple required to start the cylinder rotating counterclockwise.
 

Cylinder resting on the corner of two inclined planes

 

Solution 527

 

Problem 528
Instead of a couple, determine the minimum horizontal force P applied tangentially to the left at the top of the cylinder described in Prob. 527 to start the cylinder rotating counterclockwise.
 

Solution 528

 
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