So, I've been trying to figure this problem out for a good part of the day. If anyone could help me out or give me some guidance I would really appreciate it. I basically have a long cylinder sitting on some compression springs. The bottom of the cylinder is hollowed out and the springs are equally spaced along the bottom edge of the cylinder, say one spring every 10 degrees, and the springs are identical with the same spring constant. The center of gravity of the cylinder is located high on the cylinder and a little bit off of the centerline. Not enough that the cylinder will topple over, but just enough that the cylinder will sit at an angle. So what I am looking for is how to figure out what that angle will be and what the deflection in the springs will be, assuming everything is in equilibrium and there are no oscillations. It seems like it should be a simple statics problem, but I must be missing something. thanks(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Looking for help with a statics problem

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