Ch 6. Structures Multimedia Engineering Statics 2-D Trusses: Joints 2-D Trusses: Sections 3-D Trusses Frames and Machines
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 Suggested Help Questions Can you determine how the scaling of each part of the bolt-cutters affects the force at Q? What are the maximum force and the minimum force that can be exerted at Q using the bolt-cutters configuration? Technical Help In this simulation, you must manipulate the magnitude of the force applied on the handle and the size of the bolt-cutters' members in order to affect the force exerted at point Q.

 Click and drag the yellow arrow indicators to scale parts of the bolt-cutters. Click and drag the force arrow to change the point of application of the force. As the force Q increases, its magnitude relative to the lock's breaking point is shown on the scale. The color green indicates forces less than the lock's breaking point, and red indicates that the lock would have broken.