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Calculating Shear Stress

  1. Oct 26, 2005 #1
    On a homework assignment where a device contains three pin connections, we are asked to find the shear stress on two of the pins ( single shear) and a third which is experiencing double shear. For the single shear, I just took the force being applied at the pin connection and divided it by the surface area of the pin to get the average shear stress. However, what do I do if a pin has double shear stress? Thanks you.
     
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  3. Oct 26, 2005 #2

    Pyrrhus

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    When there are two shear planes, each of the shear forces is equal to half of the total load [itex] V = \frac{P}{2} [/itex].
     
  4. Oct 26, 2005 #3
    what does V and p stand for just to clarify?
     
  5. Oct 26, 2005 #4

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    V is the shear force and P is the applied force.
     
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