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Homework Help: Shear Stress

  1. Feb 14, 2010 #1

    An inclined member is braced with a glued block, as shown. The ultimate shear stress in the glued joint is 1050 psi. Determine the dimension X at which the glued joint will fail.

    I know that

    -shearstress= (Pressure x length) dived by (Area x modulus of elasticity)

    - At point A there is X forces and Y forces, at point B there is Normal Force.

    -Pressure max = (Shearstress X Area)


    so far i know that Force at A in the X direction is 1050x (2x2) = 4200 lbs

    other than that im stuck and i dont know where to start.....any help would be appreciated.
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