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Beginners material science for handling a load

I’ve got a reasonably strong grasp of Newtonian mechanics, but as far as material science goes I don’t know which of the many material properties I need to use to solve my problem: I’m trying to mount ...
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Reduce stress on holes

I have an aluminium bearing holder attached to one end of an aluminium plate as follows: The bearing holder is attached to the plate by two bolts on the bottom. The intended setup is to attach a ...
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Assess bearing force ratings [closed]

Suppose that a ball bearing has axial and radial force ratings of 300N. If the bearing is to hold a 1m long shaft in its bore with a 1kg load on the end of the shaft, will the ratings be exceeded? The ...
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Strength of bolts

I was wondering if it'd be a good idea to attach a 10kg load to the end of a movable steel rod by fastening it with just one M5 bolt. Looking at Misumi's datasheet, M5 (Class 10.9) has an allowable ...
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Hook's law - beginner's question

Under Hooke's law, we know that sigma stresses are responsible for volumetric strain, while shear stresses are responsible for the formation of form strains. In a lecture at my university it was shown ...
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Is having a keyway in aluminium for 30Nm a bad idea?

I'm designing an aluminium shaft hub for a 16mm keyed shaft with a maximum torque of 30Nm. However, stress analysis tells me that the keyway can suffer too much stress: If my understanding is correct,...
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Rover Wheels: Convex or Flat?

I was comparing the wheels of the Curiosity rover and the Perseverance rover and noticed that the latter had a very flat cylindrical design as compared to the former. This got me thinking about which ...
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Shear and normal stress in rivets

Hello everyone :) This is my first post here so please excuse any of my mistakes. I’m having some difficulty with solving the following problem. Let us have a thin-walled square pipe exposed to ...
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Analytical solution of thermal stress in a bi-metallic cylinder

As a side project I have looked to solve using Python an analytical solution for one-dimensional transient heat transfer in a thick cylinder with cladding on the inside surface, wherein the fluid in ...
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Stress Analysis University Report Help

I'm working on a final report for the mechanics of material course, and the project was to choose a structure or mechanical element and carry out stress analysis using solidworks and then confirm ...
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Bending behavior of built-up C-Channel

I am analyzing a built-up C-channel for bending purposes (2 point loads of 1200 N each @ 30 cm symmetrically from the CL). The flanges are made of a different material than the web, they are also of a ...
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Deformation and stress in moment of hit (Ansys)

This how task goes: i need to find deformation and stress of piston in moment of hit between piston and tool (tool is stationary). Velocity of a piston is (5-7 m/s) and forces are in picture below. I ...
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WEC linear inputs

I have seen some designs being made for linear generators for WEC(wave energy) applications. A buoy driving a shaft. But what if the shaft inside was a rack and pinion? If you converted the ...
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Stress Concentration Factor

Looking through texts such as Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design, you come across tables of the stress concentration factor (defined as $K=\sigma_{max}/\sigma_{avg}$) such as the following: This ...
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Calculate whether a polycarbonate plate can withstand a certain force

I need to calculate whether a polycarbonate sheet can withstand a certain maximum force. The force is an impact force on any one point of the sheet at any given time. All I have are the Young's ...
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Why does fatigue crack growth require unloading?

When a crack has been initiated in a material, further loading of the material causes stress concentrations at the crack tip. This high stress causes the material to break at the tip and the crack ...
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Bending moment in Euler-Bernoulli finite Element

I'm trying to calculate the bending moment distribution on a fixed-fixed Euler-Bernoulli beam. It is known that interelement nodes show different values for the bending moment. What is customary to do ...
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Unexpected stress concentration results

I've run some stress simulations but I keep getting some unexpected results. I have 3 parts connected using 4 bolts as follows: A torque of 1N is applied to the hole on the right to simulate a hung ...
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Why do we use the strain-controlled test for the compressive strength of concrete?

As you all now, a typical stress-strain curve for concrete under compression can be seen in any reinforced concrete design textbook. The decreasing part of the curve (post-peak) can be obtained by ...
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Is it feasible to mount a 40kg shelf on a rotating and sliding pole?

I want to build a shelf that can I can place near a wall and still be able to rotate it around 180 degrees. I therefore would want to mount the shelf on a rotating pole and to reduce the needed ...
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Physical Significance of Max Shear Stress in a Rod in Compression

For a rod in compression, the max shear stress at a point is $\pm\sigma_x/2$, i.e. half the compressive stress applied at either end. This value is obtained using the equation for $\sigma_\theta$, ...
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Double Shear Stress butt joint

A double shear butt joint is shown below in the diagram 4 plates are held together by two bolts. The applied force is 42KN. Determine the shear stress within the joint $$\begin{align} a &= 2 \...
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Determine Bolt dia from Shear stress and force

The Diagram below shows a lap joint where two plates are held together by a bolt. The applied force (F) is $42~\text{kN}$ and the shear stress is $593~\frac{\text{N}}{\text{m}^2}$ Assuming that the ...
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Twist “buckling” critical load

I have a very long beam which is subjected to a torque (I have the moments and shear forces with respect to X along the beam). I can calculate the critical load when the beam would bend if it was ...
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Maximum stress point

I want to determine the point where the maximum stress is located. Also, I want to know how this kind of questions is answered.
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How do I determine what hardness to change the bearing or the track?

We have a project that requires us to use a qty of 4, Ø2" yoke roller bearings mounted two per side on a trolley that roll on a steel track. The maximum total weight that we estimate on the track at ...
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Understanding compatibility of strains

In mechanics, we have the so called compatibility conditions, which quarantee that when a body deforms, the strains are "compatible" in such a way to no discontinuities or gaps for inside the body as ...
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Calculating the Thickness of a Glass Tube which contains a Vacuum

I am looking for borosilicate glass tubes which can be used to contain a vacuum, so the top is sealed and then there is a vacuum pump at the bottom where the edges are also sealed, effectively making ...
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Does the volume change under the tensile or compressive stress?

This confusion arise because my teacher says that volume does not change under tensile/compressive stress within the elastic limit of the material ( consider metal here). But as far as I can see via ...
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Why does stress act a point instead of on an entire area normal to the stress?

I've often heard stress acts at a point and not on an entire cross-sectional area to which the load is applied normally. Im a little confused here, Let us consider an area of cross-section ...
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What is the difference between $K$ ,$K_{IC}$ and $K_t$?

I have seen three representation of stress concentration factor values $K$,$K_{IC}$ and $K_t$ now all that I know is $_I$ in suffix represents opening mode of crack.The suffix $t$ stands for tip....
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Calculating Forces using equations of equilibrium

The homogeneous bar shown in Fig. P-106 is supported by a smooth pin at C and a cable that runs from A to B around the smooth peg at D. Find the stress in the cable if its diameter is 0.6 inch and the ...
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Looking to design a cantilever support to hold up an 80kg projector

I need to make a support (preferably metal) for a projector to be fixed on the wall. The projector size is: Width: 0.7m Length: 1.1m Weight: 80kg If anyone knows how i can solve this please let me ...
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What does stress analysis of 3D printed parts reveal vs their normal counterparts?

I have seen videos or heard about 3D printed buildings, 3D printed space shuttle parts and more. There seems to be a lot of craze developing around 3D printed manufacturing. I have never heard anyone ...
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Why is pure shear a “shear”?

If one looks up the meaning of shear strain, most sources talk about this situation: That is, a force acts along a surface of an element at it is elongated, turning a rectangle into a rhombus. ...
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How is the stress concentration factor calculated in FEM?

I have written my own finite element code for a linear elastic (plane stress) problem consisting of a plate with a circular hole in the middle, fixed on one side, having a tensile force acting on the ...
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Shouldn't brittle materials be the ones failing under shear deformations?

It is known that brittle materials tend to fail under normal stresses, that is, tensile or compressive stresses. Brittle materials often are bound together into crystals by ionic bonds between atoms, ...
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Why is deviatoric stress the one causing distortions?

I'm reading this text on stress. It is mentioned that the Cauchy stress tensor can be split into a sum of two other tensors: hydrostatic pressure $\pi$ and deviatoric stress. Hydrostatic pressure is ...
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Locations of max stresses in a circular beam?

If a torque and axial force is applied to a beam with a circular cross section, where along the cross section of the circular beam is the location of the max shear stress, max bending moment, max ...
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What really is so special about principal stresses or stress invariants?

At any point inside a structural element under deformation, we can always find three planes such that when we define a coordinate system with basis vectors lying on those planes, the shear stresses at ...
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Pressure design thickness and how relates to hoop stress

Stress = Force / Area Lets see with static force... what happens to stress output when decrease the area. ...
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Bearing stress v/s crushing stress

What is "Bearing stress" and Is it different from Crushing stress? If yes explain How? and When does an element come under Bearing Stress? This question came to my mind while studying knuckle joint ...
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Along which direction is the area moment of inertia taken in bending moment equation?

Is it in the same direction of the applied load or in the co-planar perpendicular direction to the load applied?
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Is stress a vector or scalar?

I have seen some theories saying stress is a scalar. I don't understand why. Anyone can explain.
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Can I combine two shear-stresses acting on one plane?

For example, I have an axial force and a torsion force applied on a rock socket installed in bedrock. If I am considering the side friction between socket and rock as a resistance, the socket surface ...
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How to find the diameter of bolts in a flanged joint?

So I'm given this question with the following diagram: Two sections of a pipe are joined in a flanged joint as shown in the Figure below. The difference in pressure from interior to exterior is 2 MPa....
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Engineering stress and true stress

I'm confused as to what is the difference between the above said stresses and their corresponding strains. If possible can anybody explain in detail what is engineering stress
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Thermal expansion of a hole in a plate with a temperature gradient

I have a rectangular metal plate with a hole in it (with diameter of 300 mm). The plate has a temperature gradient going from one of its short sides to the other, I can measure the temperature ...
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Deflection of Rectangular Plate with 2 Simply Supported Edges

As shown in the figure provided, a Uniform load acts upon a rectangular plate with edges at Y = 0 and Y = b which are simply supported. Using this form of the Plate Equation: $\frac{\partial^4 \...
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How to compute core stress in honeycomb structure?

Assume I have a honecomb(sandwich) panel under distributed normal load. Each edge of this panel is simply supported(pinned) as on the picture below: The problem is how to find the core stresses σ-z (...