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Question about stress and strain

by hoyy1kolko
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Jan21-11, 10:30 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The elastic limit for a type of material is 1.6 x 10^8 Pa.Determine the minimum diameter if a wire which is made of this material so that it can support a load of 100N without the stress exceeding the elastic limit.

2. Relevant equations
elastic limit=stress
1.6 x 10^8=100/ (pie)d^2
I can't get the answer.please help

3. The attempt at a solution
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Jan21-11, 10:47 PM
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In your S = F/A formula, replace A with the area of the circular wire.
Solve for the radius or diameter.
Put in the numbers for S and F.

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