The attachment shows a side section of a water tank.(lined with Marine Ply)(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The section will be bolted to a fixed bottom section with 4 bolts.

I'm trying to determine the size and strength of bolts required to do this.

My attempt at starting this problem is shown in the attachment.

Ive calculated the the hydrostatic force on the section.

The pressure on the section varies with depth from 9810pa to 0pa at the top.

Is this a varying uniform load beam problem?

Or is it a point load problem acting at the centroid of the triangle (2/3rds of the way down)

Am I wrong here?

Also where do I go from here to calculate the minimum strength of each of the four bolts to prevent the section from bending?

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Calculating bolt size required to prevent beam bending

Loading...

Similar Threads for Calculating bolt size | Date |
---|---|

How to calculate tension force for scattered bolt on plane | Dec 9, 2015 |

Bolt shear calculations | Sep 18, 2015 |

Bolt screw shear strength calculations | Feb 25, 2013 |

Calculating total stress in bolts that holds an actuator? | Feb 23, 2012 |

Bolted flange Joints load calculation | Jun 24, 2011 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**