Nov7-09, 10:29 PM
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
I have to determine the max load a scissor jack must support when lifting a 6000lb car. I know where the center of gravity is acting and the potential locations (distances from the center of gravity) the car will be jacked up. I know the max force is less than 6000 lb.
The attached document shows the geometry of the car.
2. Relevant equations
3. The attempt at a solution
I tried taking the moments about one of the tires and setting them equal to zero to solve for the max force at each location, but I know I'm doing something wrong.
|Register to reply|
|calculation max load on a scissor jack lifting a car||Engineering, Comp Sci, & Technology Homework||7|
|Uniformly Varying Load/Uniform Load to Concentrated Point Load||Engineering Systems & Design||4|
|Scissor Car Jack||Mechanical Engineering||6|
|Material and manufacturing process of scissor jack||General Physics||0|
|Find load with jack and piston||Introductory Physics Homework||1|