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Shear stress of beam

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Question 3: The beam is supported by a pin at A and a short link BC, as shown in Figure 3.0. Determine the maximum magnitude P of the loads the beam will support if the average shear stress in each pin is not to exceed 80 MPa. The diameter for each of the pins is 18 mm.

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I just wanted to get an idea if i'm way off. Really I don't know how to proceed past finding the required shear force in the pins to shear them.

PS: Sorry for my horrible english and writing skills.
 
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PhanthomJay
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Hello, Chibus, welcome to PF! You are making an error in assuming that there is a support reaction B_y at joint B. There is no external support there. B_y is just the vertical component of the force in the link. Don't add it in twice. Otherwise, your method looks OK, and you should be able to solve for P when you eliminate that extra term. Also, be sure to check that the pin at A does not control the design.
 

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