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## Homework Statement

A load P of 3kN is applied to the tensile member shown and is carried at the joint by

a single rivet. The angle of the shear joint is 45 degrees to the axis of the load. Calculate

the tensile and shear stresses in a 10mm diameter rivet

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

Work out Shear force:

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Shear force 3sin45=2.121kn

**Work out tensile force:**

Tensile force=3cos45=2.12kn

Tensile stress= force/area

=2121.3/7.853x10^-5

=27009236.08 nm/^2

=27 mn/m2

Shear stress will be the same

I have atttached an image of the question and also my workings out. I am being told that this is incorrect by my tutor......but have been racking my brains to why! Is the resolved triangle in my workings wrong????

Any help would be brilliant as im not sure where/if im going wrong!

Thanks