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RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

MEC323
STATICS AND MECHANICS OF MATERIALS

Final Exam
July 2012

Notes:

Student Number:

Name:

1- Time- 3 hours
2- Answer all questions. All questions have the same value.
3- Appropriate free body diagrams are expected for all problems
4- Closed book examination
5- If you think there is missing or ambiguous information in this exam, make appropriate assumptions, state
them clearly, and then solve the problem on the basis of those assumptions.
6- All numerical answers must have appropriate units.
7- Write your answers legibly.

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Detennine the force in each 1nen1ber of the truss,


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and state if the 1nembers are in tension or compression. Set
P = 4 kN.
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Q2

If a clarnping force of 300 N is required al A ~


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determine the an1ount of force F that must be applied to the
handle of the toggle clamp.
F

?On1m

C
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Q3

The tongs are used to lift the 150-kg crate~ whose


center of tnass is at c;. Determine the least coefficient of
static friction al the pivot blocks so that the crate can be
lifted.
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275 tnm

500mm C

500mm

300mm
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Q4
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a) Determine the internal resultants FG, VG' and MG on the cross section at G of the
horizontal frame member. The uniformly distributed load on member AC has a
magnitude ofw0 =220 lb/ft.
b) IfBD has a rectangular cross section measuring 0.50 in. X 2.00 in., what is the
axial stress in member BD.
c) The pin at Dis in fact a bolt as shown in Figure b. If the bolt is made of a kind of
steel with shear yield strength of 43 ksi and a factor of safety of 3 is required, what .
should be the diameter of the bolt. For this calculation you can assume the bolt to
be a smooth pin.

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!. . . - - 3 ft--J. . . . l.5 ft ..... ---1.5 ft.....

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Fig. b
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5 in.

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5 in.

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Qs
Steel rods (A = 0.050 in 2, E = 30 X 103 ksi, a =
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6.5 X 10- 6/F) are attached at points A and C to the ''rigid''
right-angle bracket in Fig..
The bracket is supported
by a stnooth pin at B, and the rods at A and C are initially
stress-free. (a) Determine the axial stresses induced in rods
(1) and (2) if the temperature of rod (1) is decreased by 50F.
{b) Determine the transverse shear force V n and bending
moment MD on the cross section at D that result from this
temperature change.

5
8 in. (1)
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Iin.

Q6

E
C

The steel shaft AD in Fig. _


( G = 80 CiPa)
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is subjected to torsional loads at sections B and LJ. as shown
in the figure. The diameters are: d 1 = d2 = 40 n1m .., and d 3 =
30 n1n1. (a) Detern1ine the value of the torque TD added at
D that \\'auld n1ake the rotation at G, equal to zero, that is~
make <Pc = 0. (b) For the loading as determined in Part
(a).l determine the maximum shear stress in each of the three
rod segments.

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