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Angled weld calculations

  1. May 11, 2012 #1
    Hi, ok, so the task is to define the thickness of th weld, the so-called a-dimension. If the welds were either vertical or horizontal, I'd have no problem, but they're not. So do I devide the force into components or perhaps the welds? What about how to calculate the moment caused by the force, what is the "lever" of the force on the welds? Any help sure would be appreciated! Thanks guys!

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  3. May 13, 2012 #2


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    You could use tau = Ssa = F/[(2*L)(0.7071*a)], where Ssa = allowable shear stress.
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