ENGI 1313 Mechanics I . Lecture 25: Equilibrium of a Rigid Body. Lecture Objective. to illustrate application of 2D equations of equilibrium for a rigid body to examine concepts for analyzing equilibrium of a rigid body in 3D. Example 25-01.
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Lecture 25: Equilibrium of a Rigid Body
w = mg = (50 kg)(9.807 m/s2) = 490 N
Moment equations can also be determined about any point on the rigid body. Typically the point selected is where the most unknown forces are applied. This procedure helps to simplify the solution.