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MEC32 MECHANICS OF DEFORMABLE BODIES

HOMEWORK 01

Normal, Shearing and Bearing Stress

Answer the following questions. Write your solutions on short bond paper and box your final

1. The cross-sectional area of bar ABCD is 600 mm2. Determine the maximum normal
stress in the bar.

2. Axial loads are applied to the compound rod that is composed of aluminum segment
rigidly connected between steel and bronze segments. Find the largest safe value of P
if the working stress are 120 MPa for steel, 68 MPa for aluminum and 110 MPa for
bronze.

3. Determine the mass of the heaviest uniform cylinder that can be supported in the
position shown without exceeding a stress of 50 MPa in cable BC. Neglect friction and
the weight of bar AB. The cross-sectional area of BC is 100 mm2.

4. The 1000-kg uniform bar AB is suspended from two cables AC and BD, each with
cross-sectional area 400 mm2. Find the magnitude P and location x of the largest
additional vertical force that can be applied to the bar. The stresses in AC and BD are
limited to 100 MPa and 50 MPa, respectively.
5. Determine the smallest safe cross-sectional areas of members CD, GD and GF for the
truss shown. The working stresses are 140 MPa in tension and 100 MPa in
compression. The working stress in compression is smaller to reduce the danger of
buckling.

6. The lap joint is connected by three 20-mm-diameter rivets. Assuming that the axial
load P=50kN is distributed equally among the three rivets, find:
a. the shear stress in a rivet
b. the bearing stress between a plate and a rivet
c. maximum average tensile stress in each plate

7. Assume that the axial P applied to the lap joint is distributed equally among the three
20-mm-diameter rivets. What is the maximum load P that can be applied if the
allowable stresses are 40 MPa for shear in rivets, 90 MPa for bearing between a plate
and a rivet, and 120 MPa for tension in the plates. (Use figure in number 6.)
8. A rectangular wood panel is formed by gluing together two boards along the 30-degree
seam as shown in the figure. Determine the largest axial force P that can be carried
safely by the panel if the working stress for the wood is 1120 psi, and the normal and
shear stresses in the glue are limited to 700 psi and 450 psi, respectively.

9. The uniform 2-Mg bar is supported by a smooth wall at A and by a pin at B that is in
double shear. Determine the diameter of the smallest pin that can be used if its
working shear stress is 60 MPa.

10. The plate welded to the end of the I-beam is fastened to the support with four 10-mm-
diameter bolts (two on each side). If the load is equally divided among the bolts,
determine the normal and shear stress in a bolt.