Hello All, I am brand new to this forum and have found information on here quite helpful in the past before I decided to join the forum, so hopefully some of you can help me with my current project. Currently I am trying to design and fabricate a lifting hook for rolled steel cans. The max. length of the cans we roll is 10' and the yard has requested hooks that can handle 15 short tons, 25 stons, and 30 stons. My main concern is how to analyze the hook for design. The hook will be fabricated from 2" thick, 36 ksi steel plate and will consist of a main plate with cheek plates for additional strength. Thus far I have analyzed the bending stress and shear at section B-B and tension at section A-A. What other stresses need to be calculated at section A-A? I am trying ot make it as simple as possible and intend to use a design factor of 1.5. Is simple beam theory applicable in this situation? I have attached a conceptual design. Any thoughts or concerns would be greatly appreciated. Regards.