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Force analysis (Brick Holder)


Brick Carrier
Brick Carrier
The tool in the picture to the right is used to carry bricks.
The tool is made up of two main parts which are free to rotate relative to each other about point C.

if [math]L_1 = L_2[/math], the static coefficient of friction between the tool and the bricks is measured to be 0.47, The mass of the bricks is 4kg, and the tool has a mass of 0.55kg. Determine:

A) if the bricks will stay in the tool when it is being held stationary
B) the maximum weight of bricks that can be held stationary without them sliding out

you can assume that the force applied to the bricks due to the tool occurs at point P as a point force and that the force applied to the handle occurs in the middle of the tool. Also, assume that the static coefficient of friction between the bricks is > 0.47.
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