Slipping or Tipping
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The model represents the sliding-Tipping mechanism where the motion of the weight box is determined by the force applied to the box, weight of the box, dimensions of the box, reaction to the weight and coefficient of the friction.
The simulation model uses the equilibrium equations as follows:
SM=Wx*x + Wy*h/2-FA*h=0
FA=Applied force Fr=Frictional force
Wx=Weight component along x-axis Wy=Weight component along y-axis
The maximum frictional force is Fr=m*N
where m is coefficient of friction.
Using the different sliders shown at the right side of applet screen, the following parameters can be changed:
On checking the checkbox in front of Free Body Diagram the free body diagram can be viewed for that particular case depending on the values of the parameters described above.
The Test button on clicking starts the process of testing the system and shows the “reset” text on button that can be clicked to reset initial values.