Find the tension T in each cable and the magnitude and direction of the force exerted on the strut by the pivot in each of the arrangements in ?Fig. E11.13?. In each case let w be the weight of the suspended crate full of priceless art objects. The strut is uniform and also has weight w. Start each case with a free-body diagram of the strut.

Problem 13E

Find the tension T in each cable and the magnitude and direction of the force exerted on the strut by the pivot in each of the arrangements in Fig. E11.13. In each case let w be the weight of the suspended crate full of priceless art objects. The strut is uniform and also has weight w. Start each case with a free-body diagram of the strut.

Step by Step Solution

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(a)

The free body diagram is as follows:

The net torque at the pivot is given by: