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States of stresses for board

  1. Nov 28, 2009 #1
    in the below question are 2 identical, homogeneous boards, glued together at their centres with the forces applied as in the diagram.

    the maximum normal stresses are 30MPa for the boards and 20Mpa for the glue
    the maximum shear stresses are 10MPa for the boards and 10Mpa for the glue
    the line AB is 10cm long and extends by 0.2mm

    1) what are the principal stresses + direction?
    2)what are the principal shear stresses + direction?
    3)what is the maximum value for P?
    4)find E, and V if the maximum xy strain is 2.5e-3?
    5)if the boards have a thickness of t, how does the thickness change?

    hope the diagram is sufficient

    1) what i did was find the forces working on the lefthand side of the triangle


    since Fxy is 0, the shear strain σxy is also 0, and therefore the x,y axis would be the principal axis, which is a start.

    what i would like to have done here is find the σxx using Fxx/A, but i dont know the area, using parameters

    σxx=5P/(L*t) where t is the thickness of the board and L is the side of the equilateral triangle.

    now using the transformation equations

    2P/(L*t)=5P/(L*t)*cos2(60) + σyy*sin2(60)
    σyy = P/(L*t)(2-5*cos2(60))/sin2(60)

    1)principle stress

    but i still have L and t in my answer.

    2) for the principle shear stress

    σs=+/- 0.5(5P/(L*t)-P/(L*t))

    2)the principle shear stresss'
    σs=+/- 2P/(L*t)

    3) i think i need to somehow choose which of the 4 given stresses i need to use to compare to the expressions i found above. since the glue runs parallel to the x axis im not sure but i think i need to use the stress state above, in which case the shear stress is 0, and the yy stress in minimal, and the xx stress is irrelevant, so i chose to compare on the board

    to find the maximum value of P, i compared the maximum shear strength in the boards to σs that i found

    Pmax=5*L*t Mpa

    and the normal stress
    Pmax=4*L*t Mpa

    of these 2 i chose the smaller one

    Pmax=4*L*t Mpa

    can someone please check what i have done so far, doesnt seem right to me, for the 1st 2 i would think i need to get rid of the L, t someohow, and for the 3rd i think i need to make more assumptions that that, takeing into account the glue and board, both shearing and normal stress.

    Last edited: Nov 28, 2009
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 29, 2009 #2
    what ive tried for 3)- finding V and E

    i know that εxy(max)=2.5e-3
    and i know that the line AB extended by 0.2mm from its length of 10cm, therefore εxx=2e-3


    εxy(max)=(εxx-εyy)/2 (since εyy and εyy are principle strains (εxy=0) )

    lets say P/(L*t)=Q

    εxy(max)=[tex]\frac{5*Q -VQ+Q-5Q*V}{2E}[/tex]=[tex]\frac{3*Q*(1-V)}{2*E}[/tex]=2.5e-3


    after dividing the 2 i get

    which cant be since
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