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Fracture HELP!

  1. Jan 11, 2006 #1
    I need help getting started on this.
    An iron bolt is used to connect two iron plates together. The bolt must withstand shear forces up to about 3200 N. Calculate the minimum diameter for the bolt, based on a saftey factor of 6.0.
    Here is what I know so far.
    Shear Strength is 170 x10^6
    I don't even know where to start? Do I need a mass?
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2006
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  3. Jan 11, 2006 #2


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    Well, what have you done?. Remember the bolt is in simple shear (it cuts in 1 plane)
  4. Jan 11, 2006 #3
    I don't understad what you just said. I'm not good with physics at all. Can you explain that to me please.
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