Exercise :: KOP: Force and Acceleration - General Questions

KOP: Force and Acceleration - General Questions

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The pendulum bob B has a weight of 5 lb and is released from rest in the position shown, _{} =0°. Determine the tension in string BC just after the bob is released, _{} = 0°, and also at the instant the bob reaches point D, _{} = 45°.

A truck T has a weight of 8,000 lb and is traveling along a portion of a road defined by the lemniscate r^{2} = 0.2(106) cos 2 _{}, where r is measured in feet and _{} is in radians. If the truck maintains a constant speed of vr = 4 ft/s, determine the magnitude of the resultant frictional force which must be exerted by all the wheels to maintain the motion when _{} = 0.

A smooth can C, having a mass of 2 kg, is lifted from a feed at A to a ramp at B by a forked rotating rod. If the rod maintains a constant angular motion of _{} = 0.5 rad/s, determine the force which the rod exerts on the can at the instant _{} = 30°. Neglect the effects of friction in the calculation. The ramp from A to B is circular, having a radius of 700 min.

The spool, which has a weight of 2lb, slides along the smooth horizontal spiral rod, r = (2_{}) ft, where _{} is in radians. If its angular rate of rotation is constant and equals _{} = 4 rad/s, determine the tangential force P needed to cause the motion and the normal force that the spool exerts on the rod at the instant _{} = 90°.

Each of the three barges has a mass of 30 Mg, whereas the tugboat has a mass of 12 Mg. As the barges are being pulled forward with a constant velocity of 4 m/s, the tugboat must overcome the frictional resistance of the water, which is 2 kN for each barge and 1.5 kN for the tugboat. If the cable between A and B breaks, determine the acceleration of the tugboat.