Mechanics Fundamentals

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Students are placed in the shoes of an engineer working for a Bridge Inspection Company and it is their first day on the job. Their first task is to inspect a suspension bridge that is made up of 3 sections. The task will include simple Engineering Mechanics calculations that include reactions, shear, bending moment and loads. They begin by inspecting a Pin-Jointed Cantilever Beam fixed at one end and supported by a cable at the other. It is their job to test the cable supporting it to see if it will fail when a car drives across the bridge.