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Yield strengths

  1. Feb 3, 2015 #1
    So how do I figure out if say a part is being made with a .250 round dowell pin at 100,000 yield strength and I want to use a material at 60,000 yield strength how much bigger would I have to make the dowell pin to achieve the same yield strength?
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  3. Feb 3, 2015 #2


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    In general, the maximal force is given by the strength multiplied by the area, so the product of both has to stay the same.
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