Supposing there is a metal cylinder that fits into a perfectly machined hole in a block of metal with the cylinder protruding some length from the block. If you place a force on the edge of the part of the cylinder that is protruding in a direction perpendicular to the hole, is there a way/method to characterize the forces at the interface of the metal cylinder and the block?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Intuitively, there would be maximum compression at the neck of the cylinder where it meets the block opposite where the force is being applied, but is there a mathematical way of showing this? ANd what goes on at the end of the cylinder that is embedded in the block? Would there be compression at the edge on the same side as where the force is being applied?

Would appreciate any pointers on how to solve this.

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