Question refers to the torque required to lift the nose wheel of an aeroplane
A retracting nose wheel assembly is raised by the application of Torque T applied to link BC through a shaft B. The wheel and Arm AO have a combined mass of 50KG with a centre of mass at G. Find the value of T necessary to lift the wheel when D is directly under B at which position angle θ is 30 degrees
I have attached the figure that came with this question
T= r x F x Sinθ where T = Torque, r = Length of the Arm, F = Magnitude of the force and θ = the angle between the two arms, but i am unsure if this is what i use to find Torque required to lift
The Attempt at a Solution
I have set up my own free body diagram representing this question however the part i am struggling with is setting up the equations required and getting started.
parts i am having problems with are for the Moment Arm (D) part of the equation, is this length BC and how do i determine the Force part of the equation, I know the mass is 50kg and acceleration is Gravity = 9.8 ? any help that could point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated