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
The Attempt at a Solution
Work out Shear force:
Shear force 3sin45=2.121kn
Work out tensile force:
Tensile stress= force/area
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!