The ceiling-mounted bicycle rack (shown in "Capture" image in attachments) with dimensions p = 50 mm, q = 1000 mm and r = 150 mm for a bicycle that weighs F = 200 N.
The rack is to be made from two parts, ABC and BD, cut from a steel tube and then welded together at B.
Determine the forces and moments acting on the whole rack, ABCD.
The only equations that I can see would be relevant here are the force and moment equations:
M = (F*d)
Ʃ M = 0
Ʃ F = o
The Attempt at a Solution
I have found M(of B) and M(of C) by doing the following:
M(of B) = 200*0.15 = 30Nm Clockwise
Therefore, 30 = 0.05*F(at A), so F(at A) = 600N
So... M(of C) = 1.05*600 = 630Nm Clockwise.
So I have found M at points B and C, and the force at A, however I am not confident that is what's required of the question. What does it mean by "the forces and moments acting on the whole rack ABCD"??
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