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Homework Help: Static equilibrium thrust bearings

  1. May 21, 2010 #1
    Hi all, I have a question regarding thrust bearings. For my statics class we've been tasked with finding equilibrium forces for a modular band saw. The thing I'm having trouble with is the many bearings in the part. My only question is that if the only known given force is tension in a pulley going straight down in the -y axis, how does it affect the thrust of bearings? All the bearings are axial to the x axis. Am i just to assume that all the thrust forces are zero since there are no external forces acting in the x direction?
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