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Homework Help: Determine the initial vertical reaction

  1. Oct 19, 2004 #1
    I solved the first one...

    Problem 17-103 -- The two pin-connected bars each have a weight of 10 lb/ft. If a moment of M = 60 lb*ft is applied to bar AB, determine the initial vertical reaction at C and the horizontal and vertical components of reaction at B. Neglect the size of the roller at C. The bars are initially at rest. [By= 18.75 lb ; Cy = 31.25]

    What I've done so far:

    [tex]\sum Fx = max = 25(0.6) + Bx + 15(0.6) = 0[/tex]
    [tex]\sum Fy = may = -25(0.8) + Cy +By - 15(0.8) = 0[/tex]
    [tex]\sum MB = 0 = -60 -25(0.8)(2.5) + Cy(5) -15(0.6)(1.5)= 0[/tex]

    *I've taken my axis to be rotated (x-axis along BC, y-axis perpendicular to that)
    * ax, ay, MB = 0 because it is initially at rest
    *I've done something wrong (but I don't know what) because I keep getting the wrong answer. Any suggestions for this one?

    Thanks for taking the time to read and answer this. :smile:

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    Last edited: Oct 19, 2004
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