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Bisher Deirki

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## Homework Statement

Find out the amount of force exerted by the screwjack/motor to lift the spill door upwards. The length of the different linkages is known as well as an estimate of the weight of the spill door.

## Homework Equations

Torque = Force x Distance

## The Attempt at a Solution

All I could think of doing is use the formula T= F*d; using the weight of the spill door as the Force required while the distance is simply the vertical distance between Linkage 1 and 4 - thus ignoring the horizontal linkages. Is this a good/correct approximation? Please let me know or point me towards a correct solution/theory to solve this. Assuming there is no resistance/friction between the different linkages.