Hi Everyone,

I'm trying to calculate centroid of box in attached picture. But the results are always a bit off, and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong

I know these info:

Y coordinate of A (0)

XY coordinate on line d called E (0 , 3.33)

Y coordinate on line d called F (6.66)

The space between E and F on x-axis (5).

lenght of a (7.07)

lenght of d (18.03)

See attached image for concrete example

\(\displaystyle M = \dfrac{6.66 - 3.33}{5} = \dfrac{333}{500}\)

E = Centroid

\(\displaystyle |AE| = \sqrt{(0.5 * 7.07)^2 + (0.5 * 18.03)^2} = \dfrac{\sqrt{3750658}}{200}\)

θ = angle between line AD and X-axis

\(\displaystyle \tan(\theta) = \tan(M) = \tan(\dfrac{333}{500}) = 33.6636\)

ϕ = the angle between line AD and diagonal AC

\(\displaystyle \tan(\phi) = \tan(a/b) = \tan(7.07/18.03) = 21.4113\)

\(\displaystyle \tan(\theta + \phi) = \tan(33.6636 + 21.4113) = 55.0349 \)

\(\displaystyle x coordinate A = \dfrac{0 - 3.33}{\dfrac{333}{500}} = -5 \)

\(\displaystyle Centroid_x = x coordinate A + AE * \cos(\theta + \phi) = -5 + \dfrac{\sqrt{3750658}}{200} * \cos(55.0349) = 0.549285\)

\(\displaystyle Centroid_y = y coordinate A + AE * \sin(\theta + \phi) = 0 + \dfrac{\sqrt{3750658}}{200}* \sin(55.0349) = 7.93 \)

This should have been (0 , 7.5) - what am I doing wrong ... any help would be greatly appreciated

I'm trying to calculate centroid of box in attached picture. But the results are always a bit off, and I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong

I know these info:

Y coordinate of A (0)

XY coordinate on line d called E (0 , 3.33)

Y coordinate on line d called F (6.66)

The space between E and F on x-axis (5).

lenght of a (7.07)

lenght of d (18.03)

See attached image for concrete example

\(\displaystyle M = \dfrac{6.66 - 3.33}{5} = \dfrac{333}{500}\)

E = Centroid

\(\displaystyle |AE| = \sqrt{(0.5 * 7.07)^2 + (0.5 * 18.03)^2} = \dfrac{\sqrt{3750658}}{200}\)

θ = angle between line AD and X-axis

\(\displaystyle \tan(\theta) = \tan(M) = \tan(\dfrac{333}{500}) = 33.6636\)

ϕ = the angle between line AD and diagonal AC

\(\displaystyle \tan(\phi) = \tan(a/b) = \tan(7.07/18.03) = 21.4113\)

\(\displaystyle \tan(\theta + \phi) = \tan(33.6636 + 21.4113) = 55.0349 \)

\(\displaystyle x coordinate A = \dfrac{0 - 3.33}{\dfrac{333}{500}} = -5 \)

\(\displaystyle Centroid_x = x coordinate A + AE * \cos(\theta + \phi) = -5 + \dfrac{\sqrt{3750658}}{200} * \cos(55.0349) = 0.549285\)

\(\displaystyle Centroid_y = y coordinate A + AE * \sin(\theta + \phi) = 0 + \dfrac{\sqrt{3750658}}{200}* \sin(55.0349) = 7.93 \)

This should have been (0 , 7.5) - what am I doing wrong ... any help would be greatly appreciated

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