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Asked Oct 19, 2019

What is the cross sectional area necessary to carry a 50 ton force (tensile load) in a square bar with a tensile strength of 80000 ibs/sq in?

Step 1

Given:

Force F = 50 tonns

Tensile strength σ = 80,000 ibs/sq. in.

Cross-sectional area A = ?

Step 2

The formula to calculate the area of the square bar is:

Where, σ is the tensile stress, F is the force and A is the area of the square bar.

Step 3

First, convert the tensile strength in Newton/meter2....

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