# Downwards Force acting on two mmebers and the tension in members.

• animboy
In summary, when two pivotal members are joined together, a downward force of 900 N will be evenly distributed between them, along with an equal perpendicular torque acting in the same direction.
animboy
Ok, so the set up is that there are two memebers. Both are pivoted to a wall in line but at different heights but the join up on the other end.

-
- -
- -
- -
-
-
-
-

the point where the join up is a downward force acting on it of 900 N. Now I know that when there is one freel rotating member the f0orce will have components acting along the member and one acting as a perpendicular torque to the member. I also kow that when the member is not free to rotate that the calculation becomes more complicated however what I don't get is the physics of this situation. How are the forces distributed on two pivotal joined members?

How will the force be distributed on both members?The force of 900 N will be distributed equally between the two members. Since they are joined together, the force of 900 N will act through the point of connection and be evenly distributed along the length of the members. The perpendicular torque will also be equal and in the same direction for both members, although its magnitude will depend on the distance from the connection point to the pivot points.

## 1. What is downwards force acting on two members?

Downwards force acting on two members refers to the force that is exerted in a downward direction on two interconnected objects. This force can be caused by gravity, weight, or external loads.

## 2. How is the downwards force calculated on two members?

The downwards force acting on two members can be calculated by using the formula F = m x a, where F is the force, m is the mass of the object, and a is the acceleration due to gravity. Alternatively, it can also be calculated by using the formula F = W x sinθ, where W is the weight of the object and θ is the angle of the downwards force.

## 3. What is tension in members?

Tension in members refers to the pulling force that is exerted on a structural member, such as a beam or a cable, in order to keep it straight and stable. This force is typically directed along the length of the member and is caused by the external loads acting on the structure.

## 4. How is tension in members calculated?

Tension in members can be calculated by using the formula T = F x d, where T is the tension, F is the force acting on the member, and d is the distance between the point of application of the force and the point where the tension is being measured. Alternatively, it can also be calculated by using the formula T = σ x A, where σ is the stress acting on the member and A is the cross-sectional area of the member.

## 5. What factors affect the downwards force and tension in members?

The downwards force and tension in members can be affected by various factors such as the weight and mass of the objects, the angle of the force, the type of material used for the members, and the external loads acting on the structure. Other factors such as temperature, humidity, and structural design can also have an impact on these forces.

Replies
14
Views
618
Replies
14
Views
1K
Replies
13
Views
2K
Replies
32
Views
1K
Replies
5
Views
1K
Replies
3
Views
4K
Replies
3
Views
2K
Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
16
Views
2K
Replies
9
Views
3K