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Homework Help: Maximum load on a hook

  1. Jul 12, 2010 #1
    I have a c shaped hook that im trying to find the maximum load before it starts to bend. Is there an equation for this. I have the yield strength and dimensions.
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  3. Jul 13, 2010 #2


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  4. Jul 13, 2010 #3
    thank you sir.
  5. Jul 14, 2010 #4
    A simple approach is to use the combined stress formula N/A +- M/Z
    That is, direct stress + bending stress. I know that this may not be as accurate as finite elements or curved beam theory, but it is more accessible and may give indicative results sufficiently accurate for the purpose.
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