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Group No: Faculty of Engineering & Technology

Group member: Mechanical Engineering Department


……………………………………………………………………… Autumn 2014-15

……………………………………………………………………… ME 14.101 Applied Mechanics

……………………………………………………………………… Mody University QLM

Group Assignment 1
This assignment is designed to assess your critical thinking, problem solving, and communication
skills. You have to apply the knowledge of principles and laws of mechanic used in system of forces,
moments, couples and equilibrium of bodies to the following set of problems. Your answer will be
judged for its clarity, relevance, coherence, logic, depth, and fairness.

Students have to follow below problem-solving methodology which helps you to develop your
problem-solving skill.

Road map: provides some of the general objectives of the problem and develops a strategy for how
the solution will be developed.

Modeling: a real-life problem is idealized by a model i.e. the selection of the laws/ principles
needed to solve the problem
Equations: writing all the equations needed to solve the problem.
Computation: solve the equations.

Discussion: the solution is interrogated to ensure that it is meaningful and accurate.

Problem 1: The device is used for surgical replacement of the


knee joint. If the force acting along the leg is 360 N, determine
its components along the x and y’ axes.
Problem 2: The tower crane is used to hoist a 2-
Mg load upward at constant velocity. The 1.5-
Mg jib BD and 0.5-Mg jib BC have centers of
mass at G1 and G2, respectively. Determine the
required mass of the counterweight C so that the
resultant moment produced by the load and the
weight of the tower crane jibs about point A is
zero. The center of mass for the counterweight is
located at G3.

Problem 3: The ends of the triangular plate are


subjected to three couples. Determine the plate
dimension d so that the resultant couple is 350 N m
clockwise.

Problem 4: Two tow trucks lift a


660-lb motorcycle out of a ravine
following an accident. If the
motorcycle is in equilibrium in the
position shown, what are the
tensions in cables AB and AC?
Number in the bracket show
coordinates from origin.
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