Question: the figure shows a mechanical device in which force s...
The figure shows a mechanical device in which force
(s) are applied parallel to and away from the axis of the main,
beam-like part. The device is supported by bearings at the
locations marked with an X, which can provide reaction forces in
any direction perpendicular to the axis of the beam. One of the
bearings has the capability of resisting horizontally directed
1. Break the compound beam into parts consisting of each of the straight components.
2. Show the complete free body diagram of each component part including all external loads and internal forces and bending moments required to keep the part in equilibrium.
3. For the main, horizontal part only, draw the complete shearing force and bending moment diagrams.