Statics Help

1. Sep 12, 2004

eedayspa

2. Sep 21, 2004

Falcon

sum the forces in y, and the moment about point 1

define the point at which w1 acts as point 1, x=0
define the point at which w2 acts as point 2, x=35

Sum Fy=0

integral from 0 to 35 of [(w2-w1)/35in)x+w1]dx = 12000lbs

Sum M1=0

integral from 0 to 35 of x[(w2-w1)/35in)x+w1]dx - (14in)(12000lbs) = 0

I'll let you mess with the integration and solve for the two variables (or you can be crafty and replace the integrations with common shape area formulae)

Last edited: Sep 21, 2004
3. Sep 21, 2004

enigma

Staff Emeritus
Welcome to the forums, eedayspa.

In the future, please post homework questions to the homework help forum, and also post what you've tried.