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Homework Statement
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Homework Equations
Stress = F/A
Area = pi d^3 / 4
Sum F h = 0, Sum F v = 0, Sum M = 0
The Attempt at a Solution
Hey everyone, after reading the question a number of times and not knowing for certain where to start, I figured because the stress and area values were given I could find the maximum force each component could take before failure. I found that the steel rod would fail first after 201.06kN so I assume the force P would have to be designed around this.
After drawing a free body diagram with this value, I'm just a bit confused as to what the next step should be to find force P and which of the other forces would be reacting in the rigid bar. I assume it is a case of finding the 2 reactive forces from force P to achieve equilibrium, I'm just not 100% sure I'm on the right track.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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