1. May 23, 2007

### Malawaki

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Hi i have the following question a component of 200mm2 cross sectional area is subject to a tensile force of 40kn Determine the tensile stress and the maximum shear stress that exist within the component ? I can work out the shear but how can i work out the maximum Shear ?

2. Relevant equations
stress = Force
area

3. The attempt at a solution
stress = 40,000
0.0002

= 200MN/m2

The problem i have is calculating the other stress any help would be gratefully appreciated
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. May 23, 2007

### ijustlost

If there's only a tensile force acting, surely the shear stress is 0?

3. May 24, 2007

### Malawaki

I dont know it may but i always thought shear stress was present in all compoenets and in fact in a tenisle stress test the test specimen did not actually fail in tensile stress but in shear stress. I may be looking to far into the question can the tensile stress i have calculated also be the maximum shear or not ?