Friction and Tension along a Curved Path

  1. I just want to make sure my thinking and free body is correct before I go further in a project I am working on; for some strange reason (probably the curved path) I am doubting myself.

    I will try and explain the problem but the attached image is probably the best description.

    There is a beam that is pinned at A on one end and free to move along a path of constant curvature (a circle) at the other end; There is a force of tension FT that acts on the beam at an angle θ with a coefficient of friction of μs. Neglect gravity.

    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
  3. I expect if you were to post your information a bit more legibly and actually state your question you might receive an answer.

    If this is homework then you should read the instructions about posting it.
  4. Can you redraw the graph? Its not clear to me and I have bad eyes :(
  5. Yea I never really did state the actual problem I got a bit too excited. The question is for what angles theta phi and gamma does the beam stay in static equilibrium. I will re-post a better picture shortly.
  6. Lmao!
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