Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics (14th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0133915425
ISBN 13: 978-0-13391-542-6

Chapter 11 - Virtual Work - Section 11.3 - Principle of Virtual Work for a System of Connected Rigid Bodies - Problems - Page 595: 15



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We can determine the required force as follows: The virtual displacement is given as $\delta_{xA}=\frac{d(2asin\theta)}{d\theta}=-2asin\theta$ The virtual-work equation is $\delta U=0$ $M+F\delta_{XA}=0$ $\implies M+F(-2asin\theta)=0$ This can be rearranged as: $F=\frac{M}{2asin\theta}$
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