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    The grip shown in Figure QA1 is used for lifting round objects such as pipes, cylinders, etc. Given 𝛼, 𝑙1 and 𝑙2 and the weight 𝑊, determine the angle 𝛽 for the proper functioning of this mechanism. Neglect the weight of members and assume frictionless hinges at 0, 1, 2 and a frictionless roller at 4.

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Updated: January 30, 2017
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