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Homework Help: Method of Members, With Pulley!

  1. Sep 6, 2009 #1
    Method of Members, With Pulley.

    1. The radius of the pulley is 2ft.

    2. Well, I don't know where to start. I know there are three equations EFy=0, EFx=0, EMc=0 but I don't know what the first member to consider and how to solve this type of problem. Especially a pulley is concerned! Please help.

    3. The final answer given in the textbook is (5/8)W.. So far I'm thinking about the reaction at C. Does it has both vertical and horizontal component? And the tension cord pinned on member AD, is it only horizontal to left or does it also has a vertical component?

    Thanks for those who will help!

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    Last edited: Sep 6, 2009
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  3. Sep 6, 2009 #2
    Re: Method of Members, With Pulley! Please Help!

    Can somebody give me a hint on the pulley?
  4. Sep 7, 2009 #3


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    In general, the reaction at point C appears to have a horizontal and vertical component. The force of the cord on the pinned cord connection in member AD has only a horizontal component to the left.
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