homogeneous bar

Problem 531 | Friction

Problem 531
A uniform plank of weight W and total length 2L is placed as shown in Fig. P-531 with its ends in contact with the inclined planes. The angle of friction is 15°. Determine the maximum value of the angle α at which slipping impends.

Plank resting at some angle on two inclined planes


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


Solution to Problem 114 Normal Stress

Problem 114
The homogeneous bar ABCD shown in Fig. P-114 is supported by a cable that runs from A to B around the smooth peg at E, a vertical cable at C, and a smooth inclined surface at D. Determine the mass of the heaviest bar that can be supported if the stress in each cable is limited to 100 MPa. The area of the cable AB is 250 mm2 and that of the cable at C is 300 mm2.

Solution to Problem 106 Normal Stress

Problem 106
The homogeneous bar shown in Fig. P-106 is supported by a smooth pin at C and a cable that runs from A to B around the smooth peg at D. Find the stress in the cable if its diameter is 0.6 inch and the bar weighs 6000 lb.

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