The weight W of a traveling crane is 20 tons acting as shown in Fig. P-343. To prevent the crane from tipping to the right when carrying a load P of 20 tons, a counterweight Q is used. Determine the value and position of Q so that the crane will remain in equilibrium both when the maximum load P is applied and when the load P is removed.
The differential chain hoist shown in Fig. P-339 consists of two concentric pulleys rigidly fastened together. The pulleys form two sprockets for an endless chain looped over them in two loops. In one loop is mounted a movable pulley supporting a load W. Neglecting friction, determine the maximum load W that can just be raised by a pull P supplied as shown.
The two 12-ft beams shown in Fig. 3-16 are to be moved horizontally with respect to each other and load P shifted to a new position on CD so that all three reactions are equal. How far apart will R2 and R3 then be? How far will P be from D?
The upper beam in Fig. P-337 is supported at D and a roller at C which separates the upper and lower beams. Determine the values of the reactions at A, B, C, and D. Neglect the weight of the beams.