1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Mechanics - uniform rods

  1. Dec 2, 2004 #1
    Two uniform rods AB and CD each of weight W and length a are smoothly jointed at a point O, where OB and OD are each of length b. The rods rest in a vertical plane with the ends A and C on a smooth table and the ends B and D are connected by a light string. Prove that the reaction at the joint (aW/2b)tan @, where @ is the inclination of either rod to the vertical.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 2, 2004 #2

    Andrew Mason

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    I don't quite understand the problem. Is there a picture available? It would seem that segments OB and OD are leaning in a downward direction at angle [itex]\alpha[/itex] from vertical. Is that correct? If so, I don't see how AO and CO can be vertical. They would have to be leaning outward at some angle. I am also not clear on what force it is you are supposed to be finding.

    AM
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Mechanics - uniform rods
  1. Driver rod (Replies: 1)

  2. Falling Rod (Replies: 16)

Loading...