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How to find critical location of failing

  1. Aug 28, 2012 #1
    If an object has a maximum allowable stress and a known width and thickness, how can the critical location of failing be found in the object?
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2012 #2
    1) By testing to destruction and inspecting the failed specimen.

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