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A student is designing a suspension pull rod for a car. The rod consists of a central tube

section that has a wall thickness of 1.0 mm. The following tube diameters are available: 10mm,

8 mm and 6 mm and the maxmimum allowed normal stress in the tube is 100 MPa. If the pull rod

is designed to withstand a maximum load of 2500N what is the minimum tube diameter that

can be used?

2b) Calculate the change in length for the chosen tube and length 400 mm under max load

conditions, E = 210 GPa.

2c) Each end of the pull rod is to be mounted on a wishbone rocker by using a steel bolt in double

shear. Using the design load of 2500 N and assuming a factor of safety of 1.5, what is the

minimum bolt size that can be used if the shear stress allowed in the bolt is 150 MPa.

Assume bolt sizes available are 4 mm, 5 mm, 6 mm and 8 mm.

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# Calculating change in length under max load

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