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

The depicted construct is made of a rod with a square cross-section and two plates. The plates are jointed together through 4 similar rivets. The square rod is welded to the wall at "B" and to the plates at the other end through peripheral corner welds.

On the board acts an external force F = 6000 [N]

A) Calculate the needed width of the welded area at B

B) The rivets' diameter.

Given:

Allowable stress at welded area = 80 MPa

Allowable shearing stress at the rivet = 60 MPa

Allowable local compression at the rivets = 100 MPa

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2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

Can it be ths simple!?!?

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# Homework Help: Shear stress in welding

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