# Engineering Mechanics Assignment paper

ENS1101 –
Lecturer: Dr Shuo LI
Instructions:
Students need to work in groups of 2 to 3 and submit one assignment per group.
Students need to attach a cover sheet with the names and IDs of each participant.
Do not , simply staple the top left corner of your assignment.
Submit the assignment to the engineering front office in building 23 by 31/10/2014, 3 pm, penalties will apply to late submissions. Do not email me the assignment!
Dont forget to draw free body diagrams when calculating forces and moments.
Dont forget to label lengths and angles when doing geometric calculations.
Dont forget to include your axes and units when plotting graphs.
Show all steps in your solution and state your assumptions, it is better to include an extra step than not.
Marks will be deducted for sloppy solutions and diagrams!
This assignment will contribute to 15% of the overall mark for the unit.
Good luck!

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1. The ramp shown below is used to assist passengers boarding light commuter aircrafts. The average mass of the ramp and passengers is 800 kg with the center of mass located at point G. As the ramp angle increases, the but the distance between the center of mass G and pivot C remains fixed.
(10 points)
a) Derive the equation for length AB as a function of BC, AC and . (1 points)
b) Derive the equation for angle BAC as a function of BC, AB and . (2 points
c) Calculate the pivot reaction force (FC) and hydraulic cylinder force (FAB) at a ramp angle of 10 degrees. (4 points)
d) Plot the variation of Fc and FAB as a function of over the range 10 < < 20.
(3 points)

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2. Consider the plane truss shown below. The reaction force at points A and B act at an angle of = 30 and = 22 degrees relative to the horizontal axis. (10 points)
a) Determine the reaction forces at points A and B. (2 points)
b) Determine the force in member AH. (1 marks)
c) Determine the force in members BH and BC. (3 points)
d) Determine the force in members CH and HG. (2 points)
e) Determine the force in members CD and CG. (2 points)

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3. The are designed to fit a standard 20 mm steel water pipe. The right hand fitting can slide along the pipe when handle C is held up to release its grip on the pipe. When the handle is released and a clamping load of F = 1000 N is applied by the screw, the fitting makes contact with the pipe at points A and B. In this position, the spring is compressed with a spring constant of 400 N/mm. Assume that the handle is a frictionless surface.(10 points)
b) Calculate the force acting at point A and B under loading. (2 points)
c) Estimate the compression of the spring under loading. Assume that the handle OC remains parallel to the pipe. (3 points)
d) Calculate the handle force required to loosen the fitting. (2 points)
e) Calculate the force supported by pin O when the above handle force is applied. (1 points)

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