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Friction and Tension along a Curved Path

  1. Dec 19, 2012 #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.
     

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  3. Dec 19, 2012 #2
    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. Dec 19, 2012 #3
    Can you redraw the graph? Its not clear to me and I have bad eyes :(
     
  5. Dec 19, 2012 #4
    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. Dec 19, 2012 #5
    Lmao!
     
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