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# The centre of mass (G) of an empty pickup truck is "a" mm behind the front wheels as shown in figure 3. The wheelbase of the truck is 2800 mm. The weight of the truck Ws 30 kN (a) Determine t…

The centre of mass (G) of an empty pickup truck is "a" mm behind the front wheels as shown in figure 3. The wheelbase of the truck is 2800 mm. The weight of the truck Ws 30 kN (a) Determine the reaction forces that the ground imposes on the wheels at A and B (i.e. Ay and (10 marks) (b) Determine the reaction forces that the ground imposes on the wheels at A and B (i.e. Ay and (10 marks) (c) Determine the reaction forces that the ground imposes on the wheels at A and B (i.e. Ay and (10 marks) (d) Determine the reaction forces that the ground imposes on the wheels at A and B (i.e. Ay and (10 marks) By) when a 500 mm B) when a 1000 mm B) when a 1500 mm By) when a 2000 mm (e) With the results obtained in (a), (b), (c) and (d), produce response charts for the vertical (30 marks) reactions at A and B. Discuss the charts and write a brief conclusion a (mm) 500 1000 1500 2000 b (mm) 2300 1800 1300 800 Ay (kN) By (kN) b mm

The centre of mass (G) of an empty pickup truck is "a" mm behind the front wheels as shown in figure 3. The wheelbase of the truck is 2800 mm. The weight of the truck Ws 30 kN (a) Determine the reaction forces that the ground imposes on the wheels at A and B (i.e. Ay and (10 marks) (b) Determine the reaction forces that the ground imposes on the wheels at A and B (i.e. Ay and (10 marks) (c) Determine the reaction forces that the ground imposes on the wheels at A and B (i.e. Ay and (10 marks) (d) Determine the reaction forces that the ground imposes on the wheels at A and B (i.e. Ay and (10 marks) By) when a 500 mm B) when a 1000 mm B) when a 1500 mm By) when a 2000 mm (e) With the results obtained in (a), (b), (c) and (d), produce response charts for the vertical (30 marks) reactions at A and B. Discuss the charts and write a brief conclusion a (mm) 500 1000 1500 2000 b (mm) 2300 1800 1300 800 Ay (kN) By (kN) b mm

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