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Hi There,

Long time reader, first time poster..

I hope someone out there can help me. I'm designing an add-on to an existing piece of equipment and I'm unsure of how to calculate the resultant force output from a hydraulic cylinder.

On a straight push, the chosen hydraulic cylinder has an extension force of 16.8KN.

BUT, what will be the output force (A) in the configuration sketched below (Dimensions in mm). I know for an angled push I can calculate the X or Y component of the force by multiplying by Sin or Cos of the angle accordingly but I don't think its that simple in this instance.

Its been many years since I've done this sort of thing so I'm getting nowhere, any and all help welcome.

Cheers,

Ian

Long time reader, first time poster..

I hope someone out there can help me. I'm designing an add-on to an existing piece of equipment and I'm unsure of how to calculate the resultant force output from a hydraulic cylinder.

On a straight push, the chosen hydraulic cylinder has an extension force of 16.8KN.

BUT, what will be the output force (A) in the configuration sketched below (Dimensions in mm). I know for an angled push I can calculate the X or Y component of the force by multiplying by Sin or Cos of the angle accordingly but I don't think its that simple in this instance.

Its been many years since I've done this sort of thing so I'm getting nowhere, any and all help welcome.

Cheers,

Ian