I'm working on a project where I know that force will be applied by a bolt pulled through a hole in the center of an aluminum plate for load testing purposes (2200 lbs, actual worst case max force around 1500 with a 1.5 times safety factor), the dimensions (27"x6.25"x?), and the material (5052 Aluminum -- I thought about 6061 but I'm afraid it is probably too brittle).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

We will be pulling on the plate with a static 2200 lbs for 1 minute for real world load testing. I was hoping to get an equation that related plate thickness to max load without permanent deformation. I would prefer to do the work myself(might come back for confirmation), but if needed I can provide more details! Thanks a lot for any help!

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# Calculating Minimum Plate Thickness

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