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Modelling Cranes

Synopsis
Looks at the elements or elementary statics of crane design. Forces are represented by vectors and, using the parallelogram law, measurements are made of the resultant forces which various members of the crane need to withstand. It is demonstrated that a certain design of crane could be unstable in a surprising way and shown how modelling forces with vectors can predict such instability.
Series
Mathematics: A Foundation Course, Course M101
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1978
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1994 sale: £60.00 (+VAT +p&p) combined with three other programmes from the course on a single cassette.
Uses
Courses in engineering design, technology and business studies*
Subjects
Engineering; Mathematics
Keywords
cranes; lifting equipment; mathematical modelling; statics

Credits

Producer
David Saunders

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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