A cable containing 37 strands of 0.0250" diameter steel wire successfully supports 1000 lb load in tension. Calculate tensile stress? Do you think this is a reasonable and safe design stress level?
tensile stress = F/A
The Attempt at a Solution
A = [ pi(0.0250^2)/4 ] x 37 (?)
tensile = 1000/A = 55,059 psi
This is not a safe design stress level because it is too high? is this correct?