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How to calculate edge shearing of a member?

  1. Mar 30, 2016 #1
    in the case of the picture below, for the central plate of thickness 1 inch, is it the force on a bolt F/2 divided by 2at that results in F/4at ?


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  3. Mar 30, 2016 #2


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    If I understand the question correctly, the bearing load on the center plate is F/2 at each bolt, and since there are 2 shear planes for tearout, then the shearing tearout load at each plane is F/4.
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