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abstractedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I can't tell what the 4 shaded shear planes are. Can you try taking a clearer picture of the two pictorials?
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the planes are parallel to the front plane
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is that understandable? uploading pics is taking forever right now
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abstractedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I think I know the orientation it's supposed to be, but the bottom picture is difficult to decipher
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windsylphBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you can also try the engineering study group
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thx i have, no one's ever there. my ? was posted there first
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windsylphBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
haha i see.. with the level of the course you're taking, you're bound to get a lot less help here in openstudy..
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abstractedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I took this course a couple semesters ago, I just have to go through my old book to refresh my memory >.<
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windsylphBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh okay haha. my sister's about to take it next semester or so. she's taking statics and particle dynamics right now.. how's mechanics of materials compared to that so far?
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abstractedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Mechanics of materials does build off the very basics of statics, not so much dynamics. I personally liked MME far more than statics. Except I had to take statics and dynamics crammed in the SAME course...
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windsylphBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
haha same with my sister. i guess it's the standard course material across universities..
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
nonsense, plenty of smart people here :) @abstracted if you figure it out, pls feel free to help. i have to sleep. what i did was avg shear stress=shear force/area. i used 500kPa to set as avg shear stress and for shear force i set V=P/2 since i used just one side of connection and divide by 2 since everything else is assumed to be equal so load is half if only one bolt is considered. used the plane for area which is 0.1m*0.1m. my answer for P is 10kN but book says 9.05
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i prefer statics much more but this is summer course so materials are very condensed.
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windsylphBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
haha yep. my sister's taking summer school too, but with statics and particle dynamics lol. by the way I can't help on this one, I'm a computer engineer lol
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
it's ok, thx for looking. particle dynamics sounds nasty 0_o
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abstractedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
mme gets better, the first 6 or so chapters were very boring to me. It gets interesting when you get to bending moments/beam deflections
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
bending moments were covered in the first chapter
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abstractedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
typo, bending/flexural stresses*
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
o yea, haven't heard of it yet. anyway thx. gonna try again tomorrow.
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abstractedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I got 9.05 kn, see below: \[\tau = \frac{V}{A}\rightarrow V=\tau A\] In the case for the bolts:\[V=\frac{P}{4}\]\[A= \pi(0.003m)^2=2.8274(10^{5})m^2\]\[\tau = 80MPa=80(10^6)Pa\] The shear force is 1/4 of the load because you must take into consideration both ends of both bolts; just like they take into consideration both sides of both bolts (the four shaded planes). See the attached image, all four shaded areas represent an individual shear. Plugging everything in and solving for P; \[P_{bolts}=4(80MPa)(2.8274(10^{5})m^2)=9.048kN\] And I got \[P_{planes}=20kN\] So the answer is the smaller one: 9.048kN
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abstractedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
There are some tools that may prove helpful for your class (they did for me). The authors of my text book created a website full of animated examples for every chapter (does not require log in) http://web.mst.edu/~mecmovie/ The authors of a different mme book created a very simple software that you can use to calculate nearly everything you come across in this class. http://www.mdsolids.com/
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elica85Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thx so much and thx for the references!
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abstractedBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No problem, feel free to ask me any mme questions in the future, I loved this class!
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