Ok. So I assumed the instant the disk is rising up, that is, N1=0. I also assumed R=0,15 , like alphysicist said. In this scenario, all we need is the moment caused by force F to be bigger than the moment caused by weight:
F . 0,25 > 40 . 0,1118 (=) F > 17,888N
The same result from my...
No, it's in a work sheet, made by my professor. It is indeed possible some data is missing, it wouldn't be the first time. But thanks for all your help!
I can't seem to get a solution. I tried using the tip of the step as the pivot. But the distance between this pivot and the 3 forces (weight, reaction 1 and force F) all depend on R. Besides, the sum of all moments is depending on reaction 1, which is unknown.
Thanks for any help
[SOLVED] Force needed to make a disk climb a step
Howdy ho. First off, let me say that I'm a newbie here, and I'm not sure if this is the correct place to put this doubt. Here's the deal:
Homework Statement
We have a disk, and we need to know the force F needed to have it climb the step...