Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Free-Body Diagram: Determining Tension and Reaction

    Not what you're looking for? Search our solutions OR ask your own Custom question.

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    A 12 lb bowling ball is suspended by a cord and leaning against a frictionless wall as shown (see diagram). The diameter of the ball is 30 cm and the line segment of AB is 60 cm.

    a) Make a free-body diagram
    b) Determine the tension T in the cable
    c) Determine the reaction at point B if:
    i) the system is at rest
    ii) the system accelerates to the right at 2 m/s^2
    iii) the system accelerates to the left at 2 m/s^2

    See attached file.
    Please show work.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 10:10 pm ad1c9bdddf


    Solution Summary

    Provides steps necessary to determine the tension and reaction, as well as provides a free-body diagram.