Answer to Question #178682 in Mechanical Engineering for Cyrill Ray

Question #178682

The gate MN in Fig. X3.8.18 rotates about an axis through N. If the width perpendicular to the plane of the figure is 3 ft, what torque applied to the shaft through N is required to hold the gate closed?


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Expert's answer
2021-04-14T07:47:07-0400


a = 3.3 ft, b = 1.3 ft, d = 2 ft

Draw the free body diagram of the gate.



4660 ft·lb



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