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Homework Help: Max value of the average normal stress in the links.

  1. Dec 10, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Here is the problem along with the solution:

    I am confused about part (a). Why is it that the area used is 2*0.008*(0.036-0.016). If you draw a cross section at just one of the holes, wouldn't that give you the max average stress? So the area used should instead be 0.008*(0.036-0.016)?
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  3. Dec 10, 2012 #2
    Never mind, figured it out! For those who are interested, there are actually two links not one!
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