Problem # p056

Velocity and Acceleration

As the arm 0B rotates around point 0 in a clockwise direction the pin A glides in its slot towards point B and upwards in the slot in the stationary bar CD towards point D.

At a particular moment in time we know that :

Also, b = 1 m.

  1. What is the value of the x-component of the velocity of pin A ?

  2. What is the value of the x-component of the acceleration of pin A ?

  3. Find the equation for the y-location of the pin as function of the distance "b" and the angle Θ.

  4. Find the equation for the y-component of the velocity of the pin as function of the distance "b" and the angle Θ and determine its value.

  5. Find the equation for the y-component of the acceleration of the pin as function of the distance "b" and the angle Θ and determine its value.