Dynamics – Summer 2016 – Project1 – Due July 19, 2016
The bent rod and wooden block (apparatus) are released from rest in the position shown on page 2. Determine the initial angular acceleration and the horizontal and vertical components of reaction at A.
Your project deliverables shall be documented in report format. The report shall include the following:
Complete detail are attached.
Problem interpretation and assumptions.
Plan of “attack” and the “dynamics” principles that were used to formulate the problem.
Diagrams (FBD and Kinetic) and equations.
Results of the analysis.
Conclusions (to include a discussion of the reasonableness of the results and the challenges associated with the problem).
Note: The apparatus and measurement devices are available in ET 118 for your use. Individual pieces of the apparatus are provided for your use to determine mass, etc. Neglect the weight of the connectors for the apparatus.
Apparatus Release Position