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I have a project from my Mechanics class which consist on building the system on the picture. It has a spring, cable and a protractor. I have to do an approximation of the mass and weight of the object that is put in the platform by using the geometry of the system and statics concepts.
The ultimate goal is to create an Excel Workbook in order to to do the necessary calculations for the weight where I only need to put the measure of the α angle to get an approximation of the object weight.
I was thinking about
Fx = 0 and Fy = 0 but I have to find a way to determine the tension from the left side in terms of the α and the force of the string in terms of its constante and the angle.
Which statics and geometry concepts should I apply to get a good approximation of the mass and weight of the object?
I have a project from my Mechanics class which consist on building the system on the picture. It has a spring, cable and a protractor. I have to do an approximation of the mass and weight of the object that is put in the platform by using the geometry of the system and statics concepts.
The ultimate goal is to create an Excel Workbook in order to to do the necessary calculations for the weight where I only need to put the measure of the α angle to get an approximation of the object weight.
I was thinking about
Fx = 0 and Fy = 0 but I have to find a way to determine the tension from the left side in terms of the α and the force of the string in terms of its constante and the angle.
Which statics and geometry concepts should I apply to get a good approximation of the mass and weight of the object?
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