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Lamis theorem gives the relation between magnitudes of three coplanar, concurrent and nonlinear forces and angles between any two. It is helpful in analysis of various mechanical and structural systems in equilibrium.
According to lami's theorem “When 3 forces are acting at a point in equilibrium, then each force will be proportional to the sine of angle between the other two forces ”
Let's three forces A, B and C acting on a body or particle in equilibrium and α, β and γ are the angles between them as shown in the figure. Then
Mathematically, it can express as
As Forces are vectors they can move to form a triangle. After moving the forces and writing the angle in a complementary form,
Now using the Sine Rule we get,
After simplifying, we have
In general, we can write
Hence Proved.
Question.1 A school bell of mass 30 kg is hanging from the ceiling with the help of string at point A and B as shown in the diagram. Find the tension in strings.(Take g=10 m/s2 )
Answer: Given : Mass m=30 kg
Force due to gravity on the bell
Now, drawing the free body diagram of the given situation taking bell at point C,
Using lami's theorem
Putting the values from diagram
Taking first and third term,
During the second and third term,
Hence, the tensions in Strings are 268.97 N and 219.61 N.
Question.2 Two persons A and B are drawing a bucket of water from a well using two ropes as shown in figure. In a given situation if person A is applying 30 N force. Find the Weight of the bucket.?
Answer: Given :
Let the weight of water bucket =W
Now, draw the free body diagram of the given situation taking a bucket at point O,
Using lami's theorem
Putting the values from diagram
Taking first and third term,
Hence, the Weight of the bucket is 33.46 N.
Answer: Given :
Draw the free body diagram of the given situation,
Question.4 A disk of weight W=4450 N rests on a smooth inclined plane and is kept stationary with the help of a string as shown in the figure. Find tension in the rod.?
Answer: Let tension in string =T
and reaction at point B =RB
Drawing the FBD of given situation
Hence, the tension in the string is 3989.76 N.
Question.1 What is Lami's theorem?
Answer: It is the relation between 3 coplanar, concurrent and nonlinear forces and their angles.
Question.2 What is the condition to apply Lami's theorem?
Answer: Forces should be Coplanar, concurrent and nonlinear.
Question.3 How many forces are required for the Lami'ss theorem?
Answer: three forces required for lami's theorem.
Question.4 Lami's theorem is used for?
Answer: It is used for solving various mechanical and structural problems.