free body diagram

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A schematic that represents a formless body in space, which is in complete equilibrium, regardless of the forces acting on it

free body diagram

a method of analysis of the force and motion characteristics of a body or object by drawing a simplified version of the external forces acting on it.
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8, the force diagram in terms of displacement is seen during impact by the 4-blades cutting tool with four different kinds of cutting blade shapes (a to c) and each with three different thicknesses (w = 3, 4, 5 and 6 mm).
Each screen has an internal force diagram with three possible solutions, all pleasantly "sketched" on a virtual graph paper notebook.
At the moment of the first internal crack, a jump into the force diagram, due to the decreasing of its intensity, without displacement of the element.
Box 2 Student 1: Simple force diagram for buoyancy Answer The object can be weighed out of the water and then submerged and weighed again.
A lack of simple visuals such as bending moments, shear force diagrams, and details means the reader has to make assumptions which can be erroneous.
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