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# PROBLEM 10.

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Two rods AC and CE are connected by a pin at C and by a spring AE. The
constant of the spring
constant spring is
is 27.16 N/m,and
1.5 N/m, andthe
thespring
springisisunstretched
unstretchedwhen
when
θ = 30°. Knowing that l = .254 m and neglecting the weight of the rods,
determine the value of θ corresponding to equilibrium when P = 40 N.

SOLUTION
yE = l cosθ

δ yE = − l sin θ δθ

## x = 2 (2l sin θ ) = 4 l sin θ

δ x = 4 l cosθ δ θ

FSP = k ( x − 2l )

= k ( 4 l sinθ − 2 l )

Virtual Work:
δU = 0: P δ yE − FSP δ x = 0

## or − P sin θ − 8kl (2sin θ − 1) cosθ = 0

P 1 − 2sin θ
or =
8kl tan θ

We have lb, l = 10
P = 40 N, in., m,
0.254 andand = 27.16
k =k1.5 lb/in. N/m

Thus
(40(40
N )N )
=
1 −θ2sin θ
1 − 2sin
=
8(1.5 N/in.
27.16 N/m)( )(0.254
10 in.) m) θ an θ
tan

Solving θ = 24.98
21.1°°

or 21.1° t
θ = 25.0

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PROBLEM 10.107
For the linkage shown, determine the couple M required for equilibrium
when l = .548 m, Q = 40 N, and θ = 65°.

SOLUTION

1
δ xB = l δφ
2
δCx δ xB l δφ
δC = = =
cosθ cosθ 2cosθ
Virtual Work:
δU = 0: Mδφ − Q δ C = 0

 l 
Mδφ − Q  δφ = 0
 2cosθ 

Ql
or M=
2cosθ

1 ( 40 N )(1.8 ft ) m)
0.548
Thus M= = 25.9
= 25.5 N⋅ m
N⋅ m
2 cos65
cos65 ° °

or M = 25.5
25.9 N ⋅m t

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PROBLEM 10.108
Determine the vertical force P which must be applied at G so that the
linkage is in equilibrium for the position shown.

SOLUTION

Assuming

δ yA

it follows

120
δ yC = δ y = 1.5δ yA
80 A

δ yE = δ yC = 1.5δ yA

180
δ yD = δ y = 3(1.5δ yA ) = 4.5δ yA
60 E

100 100
δ yG = δy =
60 E 60
(1.5δ yA ) = 2.5δ yA
Then, by Virtual Work

δU = 0: (300 N) δ yA − (100 N) δ yD + Pδ yG =0

## 300 − 450 + 2.5P = 0

P = +60 N P = 60 N t

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PROBLEM 10.109
Determine the vertical movement of joint D if the length of member BF
is increased by 75 mm. (Hint: Apply a vertical load at joint D, and, using
the methods of Chap. 6, compute the force exerted by member BF on
joints B and F. Then apply the method of virtual work for a virtual
displacement resulting in the specified increase in length of member BF.
This method should be used only for small changes in the lengths of
members.)

SOLUTION
Apply vertical load P at D.
ΣM H = 0: − P (12 m) + E (36 m) = 0

P
E=
3
3 P
ΣFy = 0: FBF − = 0
5 3
5
FBF = P
9
Virtual Work:
We remove member BF and replace it with forces FBF and −FBF at pins
F and B, respectively. Denoting the virtual displacements����of points B and
F as δ rB and δ rF , respectively, and noting that P and δ D have the same
direction, we have

## Pδ D + FBF δ rF cosθ F − FBFδ rB cosθ B = 0

Pδ D − FBF (δ rB cosθ B − δ rF cosθ F ) = 0

## where (δ rB cosθ B − δ rF cosθ F ) = δ BF , which is the change in length of

member BF. Thus,
Pδ D − FBFδ BF = 0
5 
Pδ D −  P (75 mm) = 0
9 
δ D = +41.67 mm

δ D = 41.7 mm t

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PROBLEM 10.110
Determine the horizontal movement of joint D if the length of member
BF is increased by 75 mm. (See the hint for Prob. 10.109.)

SOLUTION

## Apply horizontal load P at D.

ΣM H = 0: P (9 m) − E y (36 m) = 0

P
Ey =
4

3 P
ΣFy = 0: FBF − = 0
5 4

5
FBF = P
12

We remove member BF and replace it with forces FBF and −FBF at pins
F and B, respectively. Denoting the virtual displacements����of points B and
F as δ rB and δ rF , respectively, and noting that P and δ D have the same
direction, we have

## where (δ rB cosθ B − δ rF cosθ F ) = δ BF , which is the change in length of

member BF. Thus,

Pδ D − FBFδ BF = 0

5 
Pδ D −  P (75 mm) = 0
 12 

δ D = 31.25 mm δ D = 31.3 mm t

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PROBLEM 10.111
Two uniform rods, AB and CD, are attached to gears of equal radii as
shown. Knowing that mAB = 3.5 kg and mCD = 1.75 kg, determine the
positions of equilibrium of the system, and state in each case whether the
equilibrium is stable, unstable, or neutral.

SOLUTION

Potential Energy

(  l
 2 )
 ( l
2

V = 3.5 kg × 9.81 m/s2  − sin θ  + 1.75 kg × 9.81 m/s2  cosθ 
 )
= (8.5838 N) l ( −2sin θ + cosθ )

dV
= (8.5838 N) l ( −2cosθ − sinθ )

d 2V
= (8.5838 N) l (2sin θ − cosθ )
dθ 2

dV
Equilibrium: = 0: − 2cosθ − sin θ = 0

or tan θ = −2

## Thus θ = −63.4° and 116.6°

Stability

d 2V
At θ = −63.4°: = (8.5838 N) l 2sin ( −63.4°) − cos ( −63.4°)
dθ 2

## = (8.5838 N) l ( −1.788 − 0.448) < 0

∴ θ = −63.4°, Unstable t

d 2V
At θ = 116.6°: = (8.5838 N) l 2sin (116.6°) − cos (116.6°)
dθ 2
= (8.5838 N) l (1.788 + 0.447) > 0

∴ θ = 116.6°, Stable t

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PROBLEM 10.112
A slender rod AB of mass m is attached to two blocks A and B that can
move freely in the guides shown. Knowing that the spring is unstretched
when AB is horizontal, determine three values of θ corresponding to
equilibrium when m = 125 kg, l = 320 mm, and k = 15 kN/m. State in
each case whether the equilibrium is stable, unstable, or neutral.

SOLUTION

## Elongation of Spring: s = l sinθ + l cosθ − l

= l (sin θ + cosθ − 1)
Potential Energy:
1 2 l
V = ks − W sin θ
2 2
1 2 l
kl (sinθ + cosθ − 1) − mg sinθ
2
=
2 2
dV 1
= kl 2 (sinθ + cosθ − 1)(cosθ − sinθ ) − mgl cosθ
dθ 2
dV mg
Equilibrium:

= 0: (sinθ + cosθ − 1)(cosθ − sinθ ) − 2kl cosθ = 0
 mg 
or cosθ (sinθ + cosθ − 1)(1 − tan θ ) − =0
 2kl 

Now with (
W = mg = (125 kg) 9.81 m/s2 = 1226.25 N )
l = 320 mm, and k = 15 kN/m,

 1226.25 N 
cosθ (sin θ + cosθ − 1)(1 − tan θ ) − =0
 2 (15000 N/m)(0.32 m) 

## or cosθ (sin θ + cosθ − 1)(1 − tan θ ) − 0.12773 = 0

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PROBLEM 10.112 CONTINUED

## Solving numerically: θ = 0.38338 rad = 9.6883° and θ = 0.59053 rad = 33.8351°

Stability

d 2V 1
2 = kl (cos θ − sin θ )( cos θ − sin θ ) + (sin θ + cosθ − 1)( − sin θ − cosθ ) + mgl sin θ
2
 
dθ 2

 mg  
= kl 2 1 +  sin θ + cosθ − 2sin2θ 
  2kl  

2 
= (15000 N/m)(0.32 m) 1 +
(1226.25 N) 
sin θ + cos θ − 2sin2θ

 2 (15000 N/m)(0.32 m)  

## = (1536 N ⋅ m) [1.12773 sin θ + cosθ − 2sin2θ ]

Thus

∴ θ = 90.0°, Stable t
d 2V
At θ = 90°: = 1732.2 > 0
dθ 2

∴ θ = 9.69°, Stable t
d 2V
At θ = 9.6883°: = 786.4 > 0
dθ 2

∴ θ = 33.8°, Unstable t
d 2V
At θ = 33.8351°: = − 600.6 < 0
dθ 2

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