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Penetration depth?

  1. Feb 26, 2010 #1
    Penetration depth??????

    How would I find the penetration depth of a staple shot into a material by a staple gun. It doesnt have to be specific to a staple.

    Material im concerned with is pvc.

    Even a general approach is fine. I know the force opposing the staple going in is the friction of the pvc....

    gun has 4ft-lbs of energy to shoot the staple with.... need to know how thick of pvc I can shoot the staple flush to the surface with...I have found a few articles on research on this unfortunately their $30 to view on sciencedirect

    any help anyone can offer would help

    please im stuck on this and have been stuck for quite some time.
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