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V. Ryan 2002 - 2009

 

The bracket holding up the hanging basket is made of steel. It has been made by heating up the steel until red hot and then bending it at 90 degrees.

1. What is the force exerting on the bracket at point A?
2. What type of force is the chain under?
3. What type of force are the wires holding the plant pot under?
4. What force is acting on the wall at point B'?
5. As more weight is added to the plant pot the bracket begins to bend too much. How could the bracket be strengthened?
6. How could the bracket be fixed to the wall? Use diagrams to illustrate your answer.

   

 

   
   

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 1 TO 4

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS 5 AND 6

   
 

A steel bracket is added. Two holes are drilled, one at the top and bottom. Countersunk screws and wall plugs are used to fix the strengthened bracket to the wall. Two screws would be used.

   
 
   

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