Log Splitter Series (Part 7): Using the Law of Cosines to Determine Forces

In part 7 of this series, Corey shows how to use the Law of Cosines to determine the forces on the jib pivot pin and cylinder based on the cylinder length.

Corey Rasmussen

Corey is the Managing Director of the Mentored Engineer and owner of Rasmussen Designs. He received his BSME from Baylor University and holds a professional engineering license in North Carolina and Texas. He has been an engineer since 2002 with extensive experience in engineering design, fabrication and troubleshooting. He specializes in mobile equipment, hydraulic systems and machine design. He has two patents

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