Engineering Mechanics - Equilibrium of a Particle - Discussion

Discussion :: Equilibrium of a Particle - General Questions (Q.No.5)


Determine the tension developed in cables OD and OB and the strut OC, required to support the 500-lb crate. The spring OA has an unstretched length of 0.2 ft and a stiffness of kOA = 350lb/ft. The force in the strut acts along the axis of the strut.

[A]. Fob = 289 lb, Foc = 175.0 lb, Fod = 131.3 lb
[B]. Fob = 86.2 lb, Foc = 175.0 lb, Fod = 506 lb
[C]. Fob = 375 lb, Foc = 0, Fod = 375 lb
[D]. Fob = 664 lb, Foc = 175.0 lb, Fod = 244 lb

Answer: Option B


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Bhaskar said: (Jun 10, 2012)  
I can't understsnd this prob.

Sruthi said: (Jan 17, 2015)  
Will you please tell me the solution?

Michael Gyan said: (Oct 1, 2016)  
How is it solve? Please tell me.

Winfred said: (Nov 13, 2016)  
First find position coordinates for all points, position vectors, unit vectors, force vectors, equation of equilibrium and solve the resulting equation simultaneously.

Pramod said: (Dec 14, 2016)  
Can anybody solve this problem?

Gideon Odame said: (Sep 18, 2018)  
I didn't understand. Please explain.

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