steel cable

Solution to Problem 241 Statically Indeterminate

Problem 241
Three wires supporting a 1500 lb loadAs shown in Fig. P-241, three steel wires, each 0.05 in.2 in area, are used to lift a load W = 1500 lb. Their unstressed lengths are 74.98 ft, 74.99 ft, and 75.00 ft.
(a) What stress exists in the longest wire?
(b) Determine the stress in the shortest wire if W = 500 lb.

Solution to Problem 215 Axial Deformation

Problem 215
A uniform concrete slab of total weight W is to be attached, as shown in Fig. P-215, to two rods whose lower ends are on the same level. Determine the ratio of the areas of the rods so that the slab will remain level.

Figure P-215


Solution 215

Solution to Problem 214 Axial Deformation

Problem 214
The rigid bars AB and CD shown in Fig. P-214 are supported by pins at A and C and the two rods. Determine the maximum force P that can be applied as shown if its vertical movement is limited to 5 mm. Neglect the weights of all members.

Figure P-214


Solution to Problem 213 Axial Deformation

Problem 213
The rigid bar AB, attached to two vertical rods as shown in Fig. P-213, is horizontal before the load P is applied. Determine the vertical movement of P if its magnitude is 50 kN.

Figure P-213


Solution to Problem 207 Axial Deformation

Problem 207
A steel wire 30 ft long, hanging vertically, supports a load of 500 lb. Neglecting the weight of the wire, determine the required diameter if the stress is not to exceed 20 ksi and the total elongation is not to exceed 0.20 in. Assume E = 29 × 106 psi.

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