Question

Given: A 17500-N (* 1750-kg) motor and plate, as shown, are in equilibrium and supported by three cables and d = 1.2 m Find: Magnitude of the tension in each

of the cables. 1) Draw a free-body diagram of Point A. Let the unknown force magnitudes be FB, Fc, FD. 2) Represent each force in the Cartesian vector form. 3) Apply equilibrium equations to solve for the three unknowns.

Fig: 1

Fig: 2

Fig: 3

Fig: 4

Fig: 5

Fig: 6