Word forms: (regular plural) free-body diagrams
( Mechanical engineering : Mechanics and dynamics )
To help analyze the bicycle frame, the engineer drew a free-body diagram in which the wheels and the points of contact of the rider were replaced by forces.
To make a free-body diagram, you isolate the body in question from all other objects then indicate the forces
that are acting on it by arrows pointing in the direction of these forces.
A free-body diagram is a diagram of a structure in which all supports are replaced by forces.
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