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More compact configuration that fully utilizes the area of the leaf. Avoid stresses concentrated on a single plane that is likely to cause the base material to progressively fail in shear or split. The staggered arrangement is more stable. It provides better strength in resisting the incidental bending resulted from the weight of the door and missing/loose ...


Because the screws go into wood and if the screws are in line then the wood will most often split between the screws in the grain direction and then the screws come loose.


Staggering the screws will give a better chance for some of them to penetrate into solid grain. and discourage toilet paper perforation pattern. Provide for larger torque resistance. keeping the hinge from develoing a loose play, flapping out of door jamb plane. prhibiting door settling slanted out of its frame.


Yes, I think you can say so if you reverse its concept exactly the way it is concerned. The explanation (of the concept) below is quite straightforward and precise: Saint-Venant's Principle simply states that the stress measured at any point on an axially loaded cross section is uniform given that the measured location is far enough away from the point of ...


Just adding to the rest of the answers, if the door hinge is thick enough to be assumed rigid, then the offset configuration offers better resistance to bending moments in at least two axis. i.e: For the following reference system Case Y-Axis bending moment Z-Axis bending Front View Top View It is noteworthy, that for a pure pullout force (which is ...


It's so the screw heads on opposite leaves don't hit each other when the hinge is closed. The heads aren't always 100% flush. Mechanically, this compromises some load cases, but not the limiting ones.


The graph below shows a fixed-end frame subjected to a concentrated load in the mid-span of the horizontal member and the resulting deflected shape. Let's draw tangent lines on the deflected shapes at joints B, we note that both the curved segments of BF & BE are deflected away from the respective tangent lines with the angle of rotation $\theta = 0$, ...


I would like to add something to the already existing answer here. Yes, it would be considered as an application of Saint Venant's principle. Since the law just mentions about replacing a point force with an equivalent distributed force over the area and vice versa, it can be an externally applied force or it can be a reaction force, so it doesn't matter. ...


Let's start from the horizontal beam on top. if the joint at the ends of this beam where a pin joint you would get a maximum moment at the center $$M_{c}= \frac{PL}{4} $$ But because they are fixed after the beam deflects under the load the corner joint rotates a little and eventually stops at equilibrium. Both beam and the column bend a bit with the joint ...

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