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Homework Help: Circular profile in compression (material mechanics)

  1. Nov 8, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A circular profile with radius r is subjected to opposing compressive forces Fc in the x and y directions as show. If the material has compressive strength sigma_c = 2000MPA, at what compressive force Fc will the profile experience failure?


    2. Relevant equations

    sigma_c = Fc/Area

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm not sure of the right way to approach this as I've only done compressive strength with forces normal to a rectangular or circular profile, not ones where the forces are on the edge of the circle as shown.
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