(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

[itex]\sigma[/itex] = F/A

3. The attempt at a solution

I understand that I should evaluate the different forms of stress to find different values of the ultimate load. I also understand that I should choose the smallest value among them since anything greater than the smallest value will cause failure.

I know how to calculate the normal stress in the block and the shear stress in the steel.

I don't understand where shear stress occurs in the block and thus how to calculate it.

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# Homework Help: Shear Stress In A Wooden Block

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