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Steel square tubing center strength

  1. Aug 31, 2016 #1
    Size O.D. Wall
    3" x 2" x 0.1875
    3" x 2" x 0.125
    5ft long
    center 500lb how much bend will there be
    thank you for your time
     
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  3. Aug 31, 2016 #2

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    Which orientation to the load?
     
  4. Aug 31, 2016 #3

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    Welcome to the PF. :smile:

    What is the application? What is your background in Mechanical Engineering?
     
  5. Sep 1, 2016 #4
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    this is what i am looking to make its a kite buggy i am a big guy at 350lb
    Size O.D. Wall
    3" x 2" x 0.1875
    3" x 2" x 0.125
    5ft long
    would like to know what steel square tubing would be best i am hoping i can use 3" x 2" x 0.125
     
  6. Sep 1, 2016 #5

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    That's a bit of a "stress riser" under the seat for that large a dynamic load; any way to simply clamp that with "U-bolts?"
     
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