Daily Dose 028 | Statics
How do you find the Moment of a force about a point?
This is part 2 of a series on how you can go about finding the moment of a force about a point, you can watch part 1 here.
Determining the Moment of a force about a point can get a bit tricky, especially when the geometries we are dealing with get more and more complex.
But, come exam day, these problems don’t need to be a stumbling point.
In fact, after running through the process just once, you will see just how simple they can be.
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In this video, we dive into a FE Exam Practice Problem, this time within the subject of STATICS, specifically revolving around finding the MOMENT of a FORCE about a POINT.
This is PART 2 of 2 for this particular problem.
You can watch part 1 where we took the first steps in determining the Moment generated about a point.
What is a MOMENT?
A MOMENT quantifies a force’s tendency to cause a body to rotate about a specific point or axis.
This is different from the tendency for a body to move, or translate, in the direction a force is acting.
In order for a moment to develop, the force must act upon the body in a way that causes it to begin to twist.
This occurs every time a force is applied so that it does not pass through the centroid of the body.
A MOMENT is due to a force not having an equal and opposite force directly along its line of action.
So how can you go about determining the moment of a force about a point?
Check out the video and see how we can go about solving this type of problem in the most efficient manner.
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How to define the Moment of a force about a point
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