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UNIVERSITI TEKNOLOGI MARA FINAL EXAMINATION

COURSE

: STATICS

COURSE CODE

: MEC111

EXAMINATION

: APRIL 2011

TIME

: 3 HOURS

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. This question paper consists of five (5) questions.

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2. Answer ALL questions in the Answer Booklet. Start each answer on a new page.

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into the examination

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i) the Question Paper

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This examination paper consists of 6 printed pages

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QUESTION 1

a) Describe the difference between scalar and vector quantities. Provide an example for each type of the above mentioned quantities.

i)

ii)

Explain the Newton's First Law of motion. Sketch an appropriate diagram to assist in the explanation.

(8 marks)

b) The car shown in Figure Q1(b) is to be towed using two ropes. Knowing that the resultant force R = 950 N and is directed along the positive x-axis, sketch a force-triangle to illustrate the relationship of the forces R, F A and F B . Determine the magnitude of F A and F B . (12 marks)

Figure Q1(b)

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QUESTION 2

a) A beam is loaded as shown in Figure Q2(a). Neglecting the reactions at the supports, determine the equivalent force couple system at point A.

(6 marks)

100 N

50 N

Figure Q2(a)

b) A horizontal beam is supported by a hinge and a pulley and is loaded as shown in Figure Q2(b). Neglecting the weight of the beam and the friction of the pulley, determine the tension in cable ADEB and the component of the reaction at C.

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250 mm

150 N

250 mm

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500 mm

Figure Q2(b)

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A

 

80 mm

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380 mm

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(14 marks)

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QUESTION 3

Figure Q3 shows the cross-section area of a beam. Determine:

a) the location of the centroid, C which is measured from the base of the cross-section area. (10 marks)

b) the area moment of inertia of the beam at centroid, C with respect to x'-axis, /*•. Also determine the radius of gyration k x ; of the cross-section area with respect to x'-axis. (10 marks)

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150 mm

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200 mm

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100 mm

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25 mm

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QUESTION 4

a) Explain the concepts of equilibrium of two-force member and three-force member. Sketch appropriate diagrams.

(4 marks)

b) A truss is subjected to the loadings as shown in Figure Q4(b). Determine the reaction forces acting at supports A and F, and the forces in members BC, IC and IH. State if the members are in tension or compression.

(16 marks)

35 kN

4

Figure Q4(b)

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QUESTION 5

a) Give one example of static friction and kinetic friction.

i)

ii)

The coefficient of static friction between the surface is 0.35. Determine the angle of friction.

(4 marks)

b) The frame structure shown in Figure Q5(b) is subjected to a load of 500 N and 2000 N respectively at point G.

i) Draw free body diagram of members BC, CD, DF and AE.

ii) Determine the components of forces acting on members BC, DF and AE.

2.5 m

Figure Q5(b)

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(16 marks)

1 m

2 m

2m

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