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Considering a ferris wheel with the spokes being pretensioned cables. Which directions do the loads vs reactions go?
Can you produce for us a drawing? And then identify points where you think there is a load/reaction pair?Smilemore said:Considering a ferris wheel with the spokes being pretensioned cables. Which directions do the loads vs reactions go?
Welcome to PF. Is this question for schoolwork?Smilemore said:Considering a ferris wheel with the spokes being pretensioned cables. Which directions do the loads vs reactions go?
No. I am in construction consultancy but just interestedberkeman said:Welcome to PF. Is this question for schoolwork?
Welcome!Smilemore said:Considering a ferris wheel with the spokes being pretensioned cables. Which directions do the loads vs reactions go?
The loads and reactions in a Ferris wheel go in a circular direction, following the path of the wheel's rotation.
Yes, the loads and reactions will change direction as the Ferris wheel turns, as they are constantly following the circular path of the wheel's rotation.
No, the loads and reactions are not evenly distributed on a Ferris wheel. The loads are concentrated at the bottom of the wheel, where the cabins are attached, and the reactions are highest at the top of the wheel.
The loads and reactions play a crucial role in the stability of a Ferris wheel. The weight of the loads, combined with the reactions at the top of the wheel, help to keep the wheel balanced and prevent it from tipping over.
The direction of the loads and reactions in a Ferris wheel cannot be controlled, as they are determined by the wheel's rotation and the weight distribution of the cabins and passengers. However, the speed and rotation of the wheel can be controlled by the operator.