# Free Body Diagram Finding Moments

by steve2510
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 P: 36 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data I have to find the forces FGB FCB AND FGH http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg696...gif&res=medium P1 = 5 kN, P2 = 10 kN, JY = 21.25 kN a1 = 2 m, a2 = 1 m, a3 = 0.5 m, a4 = 1 m, a5 = 2.5 m Angle FGH makes with the horizontal is: 26.57 degrees Angle FGB makes with the horizontal is –tan-1(1.5/2) 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Sum the forces up and down = 5+10 -21.25 +FGHsin26.57 - FGB sin38.87 = 0 Then summing moments = 2x10 - 2 x 21.25 +(a2+a3+a4)FGHcos26.57 + FGB cos 38.87= 0 I don't get what i can do from here and im a bit stuck and i don't no if the force Fcb would have an effect??
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hi steve2510! welcome to pf!
 Quote by steve2510 Sum the forces up and down = 5+10 -21.25 +FGHsin26.57 - FGB sin38.87 = 0 Then summing moments = 2x10 - 2 x 21.25 +(a2+a3+a4)FGHcos26.57 + FGB cos 38.87= 0 I don't get what i can do from here and im a bit stuck and i don't no if the force Fcb would have an effect??
You also have to sum the forces left and right (to equal zero).
 P: 36 Okay So this is what I've got ƩFx = Fcb + Fghcos26.57 + Fgbcos-36.87 = 0 ƩFy = 21.25 + Fghsin26.57 - Fgbsin-36.87 -5 - 10 = 0 ƩFy = Fghsin26.57 - Fgbsin-36.87 =- 6.25 ƩMb = (Fghcos26.57 x1.5 )+ (Fgbcos-36.87 x 1) +(2x5) -(2x21.25) = 0 ƩMb = (1.5 x Fghcos26.57 ) + (Fgbcos36.87) = 32.25 ƩMb = (Fghcos26.57 ) + (Fgbcos36.87) = 21.5 (divided by 1.5) ƩFx = Fcb + Fghcos26.57 + Fgbcos-36.87 = 0 -((Fghcos26.57 ) + (Fgbcos36.87)) = 21.5 = Fcb = -21.5 Am i doing this right at the moment ? I'm not sure if i took moments about the correct point and whether the sin and cos are correct
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Free Body Diagram Finding Moments

 Quote by steve2510 ƩMb = (Fghcos26.57 x1.5 )+ (Fgbcos-36.87 x 1) +(2x5) -(2x21.25) = 0
shouldn't the moment of FGB about B be 0 ?

and the multiplier of FGH needs to be the distance from B to GH
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 Quote by tiny-tim shouldn't the moment of FGB about B be 0 ? and the multiplier of FGH needs to be the distance from B to GH
Am i right in saying Fgb is the force that g exerts on b ? So there would be a moment force in the x direction but not in the y direction as the perpendicular distance would be 0. And i thought 1.5 was the mutliplier as the horizontal force acts along the top of the a4 line
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hi steve2510!

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 Quote by steve2510 Am i right in saying Fgb is the force that g exerts on b ? So there would be a moment force in the x direction but not in the y direction as the perpendicular distance would be 0.
but isn't the perpendicular distance zero in any direction?
 And i thought 1.5 was the mutliplier as the horizontal force acts along the top of the a4 line
i was referring to the cos
 P: 36 Cos is the horizontal component for both forces , am I right ?
 Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks P: 26,148 you seem to be mixing up the methods for components of force (in a direction) and moments of force (about an axis or point) cos is for components this is moments with moments, it's usually sin
 P: 36 I'm confused as the sin of both forces don't produce moments around B ? Is there any chance you could write what the sum of the moments is meant to equal
 Sci Advisor HW Helper Thanks P: 26,148 The moment of a force F about a point B is F*d, where d is the perpendicular distance from B to the line of F.If A and C are any points on that line, then Fd = F*AB*sinBAC. If you're not familiar with this, you need to go back to your book and study and practise it.
 P: 36 okay think its back to the library then, thank you for your help!

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