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Statics question

  1. Feb 7, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Find the tension of the rope. Theta is 45 degrees and A cannot support any moments.

    2. Relevant equations

    Drag=0.5*Cd*(U^2)*A*rho

    3. The attempt at a solution

    While everything is known, I am unsure of the setup. I initially thought:

    T*(cos(45deg))=Drag

    But it doesn't work if point A can't support any moments...Thanks.

    BTW, all variables in drag equation are given.
     

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  3. Feb 7, 2010 #2
    It seems we have two torques here. So,

    (Drag force)*(some distance, not given?) = T*cos(theta)*(2m)
     
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