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Homework Help: Heavy Duty Trolley Plastic Bending & Strain Energy

  1. Apr 11, 2017 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The link above have the full problem
    I mostly have issue with Part (b) of the problem where am not familiar with and don't know how to solve that part. I was wondering if someone can put some light in the tunnel or provide a link where I can study about this type of problems

    As for Part (a) I attempted it and although came really close to the solution is not what am asked to prove so I was wondering if someone can spot any problem with my calculation there

    2. Relevant equations

    M = P*L1 = P*R*sinθ
    T = P*L2 = P*R*(1-cosθ)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    This is my attemp and what method I used for it

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  3. Apr 12, 2017 #2


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    Show me how you derived the expression for T .
  4. Apr 12, 2017 #3
    I am not sure I understood correctly what you are looking for but I included both what T is = to and its derived version
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