# blocks and strut

## Problem 533 | Friction

**Problem 533**

A uniform bar AB, weighing 424 N, is fastened by a frictionless pin to a block weighing 200 N as shown in Fig. P-533. At the vertical wall, μ = 0.268 while under the block, μ = 0.20. Determine the force P needed to start motion to the right.

## Problem 532 | Friction

**Problem 532**

In Fig. P-532, two blocks each weighing 1.5 kN are connected by a uniform horizontal bar which weighs 1.0 kN. If the angle of friction is 15° under each block, find P directed parallel to the 45° incline that will cause impending motion to the left.

## Problem 522 | Friction

**Problem 522**

The blocks shown in Fig. P-522 are separated by a solid strut which is attached to the blocks with frictionless pins. If the coefficient of friction for all surfaces is 0.20, determine the value of horizontal force P to cause motion to impend to the right. Assume that the strut is a uniform rod weighing 300 lb.

## Problem 521 | Friction

**Problem 521**

In Fig. P-519, if μ = 0.30 under both blocks and A weighs 400 lb, find the maximum weight of B that can be started up the incline by applying to A a rightward force P of 500 lb.

## Problem 520 | Friction

**Problem 520**

Referring to Fig. P-519, block A weighs 4 kN and B weighs 3 kN. If μ = 0.20 under B, compute the minimum coefficient of friction under A to prevent motion.

## Problem 519 | Friction

**Problem 519**

In Fig. P-519, two blocks are connected by a solid strut attached to each block with frictionless pins. If the coefficient of friction under each block is 0.25 and B weighs 2700 N, find the minimum weight of A to prevent motion.