Shown in the attached file is a crushing device. A 200lb force is applied to the end of the handle as shown. The slider block at pt "e" is frictionless. Determine the crushing force P. (Assume all member self-weights are negligible).© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 3:57 am ad1c9bdddf
Apply moment about b to find force in cd:
200*30 = Fcd * 4
=> Fcd = 200*30/4 = 1500 lb
As ad and de are have X and Y lengths equal, they will have ...
A mechanics problem, estimation of crushing force for a given problem.