### MECH101 Tutorial 1

```Tutorial 1
MECH 101
Liang Tengfei
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Outline
 Cartesian vector calculation(+ • ×)
 2D forces equilibrium problem
 Moment calculation
 Reduction of force system
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Express a Force as a Cartesian Vector
 Magnitude + direction (daily life)
a Cartesian Vector (statics analysis)
Fy  F cos(60)  200  0.5  100( N )
Fz  F cos(45)  200  0.707  141.4( N )
Fx  F cos( )  ?
z
Fz
F=200N
F 2  Fx 2  Fy 2  Fz 2
45۫

Fx
60۫
 [ F cos(60)]2  [ F cos(45)]2  [ F cos( )]2
Fy
 F 2 [cos(60)2  cos(45)2  cos( )2 ]
y
x
 cos(60) 2  cos(45)2  cos( )2  1
   600
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Exercise 1
 + : resultant force
F1=3 i-5 j+7 k , F2=-9 i+4 j-3 k F1+F2=?-6 i-1 j+4 k
 • : Projection
F1=3 i-5 j+7 k, e =0.6 j-0.8 k F1 • e=?-8.6
 ×: Moment
F1=3 i-5 j+7 k, r =-9 i+4 j-3 k r×F1=?
i
j
k
C  ( Ax i  Ay j  Az k )  ( Bxi  By j  Bz k )  Ax
Ay
Az
Bx
By
Bz
Pay attention to the order of the vector.
i
j
k
r  F  9
4
3  13i  54 j  33k
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5
7
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2D forces equilibrium problem
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Solution
Step 1: Draw the Free-Body Diagram
TBA
TEA
Isolating part of the cords system
near point A , add the force.
W=mg=(30kg) (10.0m/s2 ) =300N,
TBA,TEA are unknowns.
W
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Solution
Step2
Select a coordinate system, and resolve the cord tensions into
x and y components.
y
TBAx  TBA cos60o
TBAy  TBA sin 60o
TBA
TEAx  TEA
TEA
x
TEAy  0
Wx  0
W
Wy  300N
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Solution
Step3
Apply the Equilibrium Equation
y
F  T
F  T
x
TBA
TEA
x
W
y
EA
 TBA cos60  0
o
o
sin
60
 300  0
BA
Step4
Solving these two equations, we find:
TBA  200 3N  346.4N
TEA  100 3N  173.2N
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Objects in Equilibrium
An particle is in equilibrium
ΣF = 0
2D  Rx=0,Ry=0 
2 Equations, 2 Unknowns
Why I don’t choose point B to analyze first?
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practice
y
F
x
 TCB  TDB
 Fy  TDB
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 TAB cos 600  0
5
3
 TAB sin 60o  0
4
x
 TDB  500N , TCB  573.2N
TBA  200 3N  346.4N
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Review the Steps
1.
Draw the Free-Body Diagram
2.
Select a coordinate system and find the x and y
components of every force
3.
Apply the Equilibrium Equations
4.
Solve the equations.
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Exercise 2
N
dy
dx
mB  3.58kg, N  19.7 N
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Exercise 3
How many unkowns?
Find out the third equation:
AB cos( )  x  5  10
FBC
x 
k
  40.2
0
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Objects in Equilibrium
An object is in equilibrium
ΣF = 0
 All the forces pass the same point. (particle)
ΣF = 0
An object is in equilibrium
 If the forces don’t pass the same point, we need:
ΣF = 0 & ΣM = 0
An object is in equilibrium
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Moment
 The moment of a force about a point or an axis: a
measure of the tendency of the force to rotate a
body about that point or the axis.
 moment about a point ----A ball on the sea &
The earth
 Moment about an axis ----The door & the handle
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M  r F
o
r
(general method) & (good for 3D)
(don’t exchange r and F)
F
F
o
d
If you can find the Moment arm d, it’s easier to use M=F*d.
Especially in 2D problem, the direction of M is obvious.
  

C  A B  A  B  sin ec
If F passes o, the moment of F about O is zero.
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Example
A 200-N force acts on the bracket shown in fig (a).Determine the
moment of the force about point A
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Which method is the best?
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What kind of force
can roll the handle?
Ml   r  F   l  l
If the force is in the same plane
with the axis, it doesn’t cause
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Force system reduction
3 forces =>1 force
to satisfy the mechanical effect is the same.
1. Resultant force should be the same
2. The resultant moment about an arbitrary point should be the same
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Resultant force
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Resultant moment
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 Force is an vector. Can this vector move arbitrarily?
 Can a couple move around?
 What’s the mechanical effect of a force?
 What’s the mechanical effect of a couple?
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Reduce the distributed force
Where is the centroid of the How to calculate the equivalent force?
How to calculate the equivalent force? And where dose this
concentrated force locate?
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Example
L
L
F 

f ( x)d x
F .d   f ( x) xdx
0
0
L


0
q
xd x
L
q 1 2

x
L 2
1
 qL
2
L
0
L

0
q
xxdx
L
q1 3L

x
L3 0
1
 qL2
3
1
qL2
2
d  3
 L
1
3
qL
2
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Thank You!
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