ME 354 Mechanics of Materials Laboratory Autumn 2007

 

Homework 6


Due Wednesday Nov 21 at 9:30 (in class)

 

 

1. Design a structure to support a 1 kg mass 1 meter above the floor. The structure can have a footprint of no more than 1 square meter and needs to be as light as possible. Show all calculations supporting your design.

 

2. Repeat Problem 1 but now the mass needs to be supported 1 meter from a vertical wall

 

3. Repeat Problem 1, but now support it 1 meter from the ceiling

 

4. Summarize your three designs in a table with A) a schematic, B) the mass, and C) most likely failure mode.

 

 

 

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