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Mechanical Failure of a Truncated Cone

  1. Jul 19, 2010 #1
    What data do you need to calculate the failure point of a truncated cone when it is under uniaxial stress acting downward on the cone? The cone will be under stresses of roughly 30 tonnes and probably constructed of plastic.

  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 26, 2010 #2
    What are you trying to do? Stress is in units of lbs/in^2, kPa, etc. 30 tonnes is a force.

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