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# Situation 1: The coplanar force system in DES001 consists of forces and one couple.

## 1. Determine the resultant force acting at point O.

a. 68.3 N b. 47.86 N c. 83.4 N d. 35 N

2. Determine the angle of inclination of the resultant force acting at point O with the x-axis in degrees.
a. 35 b. 29.85 c. 39.32 d. 55

## 3. Determine the resulting moment acting at point O in N-m.

a. 87.4 b. -87.44 c. 7.44 d. -7.44
Situation 2: A vertical load of W is supported by the tripod shown in FIG. DES002. The capacity of each leg is 25 kN

## 4. Determine the axial load on leg AB if no legs will fail.

a. 25 kN b. 23.1 kN c. 18.7 kN d. 21.5 kN

## 5. Determine the reaction at support C if the load W is safe.

a. 25 kN b. 18.7 kN c. 23.1 kN d. 21.5 kN

## 6. Determine the maximum safe value of W in kN.

a. 50.5 b. 55.8 c. 60.3 d. 65
Situation 3: The Pratt bridge truss supports five forces (F = 300 kN). The dimension L = 8 m shown in FIG. DES003.

## 7. Determine the axial force in member BC.

a. 300 kN b. 636 kN c. 750 kN d. 1200 kN

## 8. Determine the axial force in member BI.

a. 300 kN b. 636 kN c. 750 kN d. 1200 kN

## 9. Determine the axial force in member BJ.

a. 300 kN b. 636 kN c. 750 kN d. 1200 kN
Situation 4: Figure shows a three dimensional frame work shown in FIG. DES004 subjected to a horizontal force of 10 kN applied at
joint D. A, B and C are hinged support. The reactions at A and C are released in the x-direction. The reaction at B is released at the z-
direction.

## 10. Compute the reaction at C.

a. 10.31 kN b. 2.5 kN c. 10 kN d. 7.76 kN

## 11. Compute the force on member CD.

a. 5.26 kN b. 16.96 kN c. 8.27 kN d. 11.456 kN

## 12. Compute the force on member BC.

a. 0 kN b. 7.07 kN c. 6.67 kN d. 8.42 kN

Situation 5: A force has a magnitude of 2000 kN and passes through the origin and the point (2, 3, 4).

## 13. Determine the x-component of the force in kN.

a. 612.84 kN b. 742.78 kN c. 814.12 kN d. 822.14 kN

## 14. Determine the y-component of the force in kN.

a. 1221.33 kN b. 1122.45 kN c. 1114.17 kN d. 1044.33 kN

## 15. Determine the z-component of the force in kN.

a. 1224.31 kN b. 1279. 48 kN c. 1338.92 kN d. 1485.56 kN

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Situation 6: A cable supports a load of 50 kg/m uniformly distributed with respect to the horizontal and is suspended from the two
fixed points located as shown in figure DES005.

16. Determine the horizontal location from left support of the minimum tension in the cable.
a. 62.45 m b. 58.58 m c. 54.12 m d. 60.82 m

## 17. Determine the minimum tension in the cable.

a. 21 kN b. 24 kN c. 42 kN d. 48 kN

## 18. Determine the maximum tension in the cable.

a. 28.7 kN b. 30.6 kN c. 35.6 kN d. 38.9 kN

Situation 7: A projectile is fired on a horizontal ground with an initial velocity of 10 m/s. The projectile is fired to such angle that it
can reach the farthest point on the ground.

19. Which of the following gives the maximum height reached by the projectile in meters.
a. 3.21 b. 3.65 c. 2.89 d. 2.55
20. Which of the following gives the total time of travel in seconds?
a. 1.44 b. 1.68 c. 2.32 d. 1.14
21. Which of the following gives the maximum horizontal distance travelled by the projectile in meters?
a. 10.8 b. 10.2 c. 11.4 d. 12.6

Situation 8: The flowerpot of mass 20 kg is suspended from three wires and supported by the hooks at B and C. l1 = 3.5m, l2 = 2m, l3
= 4m, l4=0.5m as shown in figure DES006. Determine the following:
22. Tension in cable AB in N.
a. 156.96 b. 169.11 c. 117.72 d. 140.13
23. Tension in cable AC in N.
a. 156.96 b. 169.11 c. 117.72 d. 140.13

FIG. DES001

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FIG. DES003

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