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Shear stress of steel drum

  1. Jun 1, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A steel drum contains oil with a density of 0.712 and is standing on one of its ends. It has a diameter of 66cm and its height is 1.98m. The plate it is rolled from is 1.2mm thick and has an E=200GPa. It also has an ultimate strength of 510MPa.

    2. Relevant equations
    What is the shear stress?
    What is the factor of safety?

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Jun 2, 2009 #2


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    Hi mattbreck! Welcome to PF! :wink:

    Show us what you've tried, and where you're stuck, and then we'll know how to help! :smile:
  4. Jun 2, 2009 #3
    Hi Tiny Tim,
    I've calculated the volume in the drum and I don't know where to go from there to calculate the shear stress.
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