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A 4.1 stainless steel alloy bar 25 mm wide by
16 mm thick is subjected to an axial load of
P = 145 kN. Using the stress-strain diagram
given in Fig. P4.1, determine:
(a) the factor of safety with respect to the
yield strength defined by the 0.20% offset
method.
(b) the factor of safety with respect to the
ultimate strength.
Fig. P4.1
Solution
(a) From the stress-strain curve, the yield strength defined by the 0.20% offset method is
Y = 550 MPa
The normal stress in the bar is
F (145 kN)(1,000 N/kN)
= =
= 362.5 MPa
A
(25 mm)(16 mm)
Therefore, the factor of safety with respect to yield is
550 MPa
= 1.517
FS = Y =
actual 362.5 MPa
(b) From the stress-strain curve, the ultimate strength is
ult = 1,100 MPa
Therefore, the factor of safety with respect to the ultimate strength is
1,100 MPa
= 3.03
FS = ult =
actual 362.5 MPa
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4.2 Six bolts are used in the connection between the
axial member and the support, as shown in Fig.
P4.2. The ultimate shear strength of the bolts is 300
MPa, and a factor of safety of 4.0 is required with
respect to fracture.
Determine the minimum
allowable bolt diameter D required to support an
applied load of P = 350 kN.
Fig. P4.2
Solution
The allowable shear stress for the bolts is
300 MPa
= 75 MPa
allow = ult =
FS
4
To support a load of P = 350 kN, the total area subjected to shear stress must equal or exceed:
P
350, 000 N
AV
=
= 4, 666.67 mm 2
2
allow 75 N/mm
There are six bolts, and each bolt acts in double shear; therefore, the total area subjected to shear stress
is
2
Dbolt
4
The minimum bolt diameter can be found be equating the two expressions for AV:
AV = (6 bolts)(2 surfaces per bolt)
(12 surfaces)
Dbolt
2
Dbolt 4, 666.67 mm 2
4
22.252 mm = 22.3 mm
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4.3 A 9-kip load is supported by two bars as
shown in Fig. P4.3. Bar (1) is made of cold-rolled
red brass (Y = 60 ksi) and has a cross-sectional
area of 0.225 in.2. Bar (2) is made of 6061-T6
aluminum (Y = 40 ksi) and has a cross-sectional
area of 0.375 in.2. Determine the factor of safety
with respect to yielding for each of the bars.
Fig. P4.3
Solution
Consider a FBD of joint B. Members (1) and (2) are two-force members; therefore,
the equilibrium equations can be written as:
Fx = F2 cos 55 F1 cos 40 = 0
(a)
Fy = F2 sin 55 + F1 sin 40 9 kips = 0
(b)
From Eq. (a):
cos 40
F2 = F1
cos 55
Substitute this expression into Eq. (b) to obtain:
cos 40
F1 cos 55 sin 55 + F1 sin 40 = 9 kips
F1 [ cos 40 tan 55 + sin 40] = 9 kips
F1 [1.736812] = 9 kips
F1 = 5.181907 kips
Backsubstitute to obtain F2:
cos 40
F2 = F1
= (5.181907 kips)(1.335558) = 6.920735 kips
cos 55
The normal stress in bar (1) is
F 5.181907 kips
1 = 1 =
= 23.030698 ksi
0.225 in.2
A1
Therefore, the factor of safety in bar (1) is
60 ksi
= 2.605219 = 2.61
FS1 = Y ,1 =
1 23.030698 ksi
The normal stress in bar (2) is
F
6.920735 kips
2 = 2 =
= 18.455295 ksi
0.375 in.2
A2
and thus, the factor of safety in bar (2) is
40 ksi
= 2.167400 = 2.17
FS2 = Y , 2 =
2 18.455295 ksi
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4.4 A steel plate is to be attached to a support with three bolts as
shown in Fig. P4.4. The cross-sectional area of the plate is 800
mm2 and the yield strength of the steel is 250 MPa. The ultimate
shear strength of the bolts is 425 MPa. A factor of safety of 1.67
with respect to yield is required for the plate. A factor of safety of
4.0 with respect to the ultimate shear strength is required for the
bolts. Determine the minimum bolt diameter required to develop
the full strength of the plate. (Note: consider only the gross crosssectional area of the platenot the net area.)
Fig. P4.4
Solution
The allowable normal stress is
250 MPa
= 149.7006 MPa
allow = Y =
FS
1.67
The full strength of the plate (based on the gross cross-sectional area) is therefore:
Pmax = allow A = (149.7006 MPa)(800 mm 2 ) = 119, 760.4790 N = 119.8 kN
The allowable shear stress of the bolts is
425 MPa
= 106.25 MPa
allow = ult =
FS
4.0
The minimum shear area required to support the maximum load P is
P
119, 760.4790 N
= 1,127.157449 mm 2
AV max =
allow 106.25 N/mm 2
There are three bolts, each acting in single shear, which provide a shear area of
(3 surfaces)
4
2
Dbolt = (3 surfaces)
2
Dbolt
4
4
Equating the two expressions for the shear area, the minimum bolt diameter can be computed:
AV = (3 bolts)(1 surface per bolt)
2
Dbolt 1,127.157449 mm 2
Dbolt 21.871911 mm = 21.9 mm
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4.5 In Fig. P4.5, member (1) is a steel bar with a crosssectional area of 1.75 in.2 and a yield strength of 50 ksi.
Member (2) is a pair of 6061-T6 aluminum bars having a
combined cross-sectional area of 4.50 in.2 and a yield
strength of 40 ksi. A factor of safety of 1.5 with respect to
yield is required for both members. Determine the
maximum allowable load P that may be applied to the
structure. Report the factors of safety for both members at
the allowable load.
Fig. P4.5
Solution
Consider a FBD of joint B and write the following equilibrium equations:
Fx = F2 cos 55 F1 = 0
Fy = F2 sin 55 P = 0
From Eq. (b):
P
F2 =
sin 55
Substituting Eq. (c) into Eq. (a) gives an expression for P in terms of F1:
F2 cos 55 F1 = 0
P
cos 55 F1 = 0
sin 55
P = F1 tan 55
and rearranging Eq. (c) gives an expression for P in terms of F2:
P = F2 sin 55
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
The allowable normal stress in member (1) is
50 ksi
allow,1 = Y ,1 =
= 33.3333 ksi
FS1
1.5
and the allowable force in member (1) is
Fallow,1 = allow,1 A1 = (33.3333 ksi)(1.75 in.2 ) = 58.3333 kips
(f)
The allowable normal stress in member (2) is
40 ksi
allow,2 = Y , 2 =
= 26.6667 ksi
FS2
1.5
and the allowable force in member (2) is
Fallow,2 = allow,2 A2 = (26.6667 ksi)(4.50 in.2 ) = 120.0 kips
(g)
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Substitute the allowable force in member (1) from Eq. (f) into Eq. (d) to obtain the maximum load P
based on the capacity of member (1):
P Fallow,1 tan 55 = (58.3333 kips) tan 55 = 83.308586 kips
(h)
Repeat with the allowable force in member (2) from Eq. (g) substituted into Eq. (e) to obtain the
maximum load P based on the capacity of member (2):
(i)
P Fallow,2 sin 55 = (120.0 kips) sin 55 = 98.298245 kips
Compare the results in Eqs. (h) and (i) to find that the maximum load P that may be applied is controlled
by the capacity of member (1):
Pmax = 83.3 kips
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The factor of safety in member (1) is thus:
FS1 = 1.5
For an applied load of P = 83.3 kips, the force in member (2) can be computed from Eq. (c):
P
83.308586 kips
F2 =
=
= 101.701005 kips
sin 55
sin 55
which results in a normal stress of
F 101.701005 kips
2 = 2 =
= 22.600223 ksi
A2
4.50 in.2
and thus, its factor of safety is:
40 ksi
FS2 = Y ,2 =
= 1.770
2 22.600223 ksi
Ans.
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4.6 The rigid structure ABD in Fig. P4.6 is supported at B by a 35-mm-diameter tie rod (1) and at A by a
30-mm-diameter pin used in a single shear connection. The tie rod is connected at B and C by 24-mmdiameter pins used in double shear connections. Tie rod (1) has a yield strength of 250 MPa, and each of
the pins has an ultimate shear strength of 330 MPa. A concentrated load of P = 50 kN acts as shown at
D. Determine:
(a) the normal stress in rod (1).
(b) the shearing stress in the pins at A and B.
(c) the factor of safety with respect to the yield
strength for tie rod (1).
(d) the factor of safety with respect to the
ultimate strength for the pins at A and B.
Fig. P4.6
Solution
Member (1) is a two-force member that is
oriented at with respect to the horizontal axis:
4m
= 1.052632
tan =
3.8 m
= 46.4688
From a FBD of rigid structure ABD, the following equilibrium equations can be written:
Fx = P cos 60 F1 cos 46.4688 + Ax = 0
Fy = P sin 60 F1 sin 46.4688 + Ay = 0
M A = ( F1 cos 46.4688)(4 m) ( P cos 60)(3 m) ( P sin 60)(5 m) = 0
From Eq. (c):
(3 m) cos 60 + (5 m)sin 60
(3 m) cos 60 + (5 m)sin 60
F1 = P
= (50 kN)
= 105.8100 kN
(4 m) cos 46.4688
(4 m) cos 46.4688
(a)
(b)
(c)
Substitute F1 into Eq. (a) to obtain Ax:
Ax = F1 cos 46.4688 P cos 60 = (105.8100 kN) cos 46.4688 (50 kN) cos 60 = 47.8766 kN
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and substitute F1 into Eq. (b) to obtain Ay:
Ay = F1 sin 46.4688 + P sin 60 = (105.8100 kN)sin 46.4688 + (50 kN) sin 60 = 120.0135 kN
The resultant pin force at A is found from Ax and Ay:
2
A = Ax2 + Ay = (47.8766 kN)2 + (120.0135 kN) 2 = 129.2107 kN
(a) The cross-sectional area of the 35-mm-diameter tie rod is:
A1 =
(35 mm)2 = 962.112750 mm 2
4
and thus, the normal stress in rod (1) is:
F
105,810 N
1 = 1 =
= 109.9767 MPa = 110.0 MPa
A1 962.112750 mm 2
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(b) The 30-mm-diameter single shear pin at A has a shear area of
(30 mm)2 = 706.858347 mm 2
4
Consequently, the shear stress in pin A is
129, 210.7 N
A =
= 182.7957 MPa = 182.8 MPa
706.858347 mm 2
AV , A =
Ans.
The 24-mm-diameter double shear pins at B and C have a shear area of
(24 mm) 2 = 904.778685 mm 2
4
The shear stress in pins B and C is
105,810.0 N
B =
= 116.9457 MPa = 116.9 MPa
904.778685 mm 2
AV , B = (2 surfaces)
(c) The factor of safety for tie rod (1) is
250 MPa
FS1 = Y ,1 =
= 2.27
1 109.9767 MPa
(d) The factor of safety with respect to the ultimate strength for the pin at A is
330 MPa
FS A = ult,A =
= 1.805
A 182.7957 MPa
and the factor of safety for pin B is
330 MPa
FSB = ult,B =
= 2.82
B 116.9457 MPa
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4.7 Rigid bar ABD in Fig. P4.7 is supported by a pin
connection at A and a tension link BC. The 8-mmdiameter pin at A is supported in a double shear
connection, and the 12-mm-diameter pins at B and C are
both used in single shear connections. Link BC is 30-mm
wide and 6-mm thick. The ultimate shear strength of the
pins is 330 MPa and the yield strength of link BC is 250
MPa.
(a) Determine the factor of safety in pins A and B with
respect to the ultimate shear strength.
(b) Determine the factor of safety in link BC with respect
to the yield strength.
Fig. P4.7
Solution
Consider a free-body diagram of the rigid bar. Link
BC is a two-force member that is oriented at an angle
of with respect to the horizontal axis:
0.4 m
tan =
= 48.814
0.35 m
The equilibrium equations for the rigid bar can be written as:
Fx = FBC cos 48.814 + (6.2 kN)cos70 + Ax = 0
Fy = FBC sin 48.814 (6.2 kN)sin70 + Ay = 0
M A = (0.6 m)FBC cos 48.814 + (0.35 m)FBC sin 48.814
(1.35 m)(6.2 kN)sin70 (0.6 m)(6.2 kN)cos70 = 0
Solving these three equations simultaneously gives:
FBC = 13.876 kN
Ax = 7.017 kN
Ay = 4.617 kN
The resultant force at pin A is:
2
A = Ax2 + Ay = (7.017 kN) 2 + (4.617 kN) 2 = 8.400 kN
Before the factors of safety can be determined, we must compute the shear stresses in pins A and B as
well as the normal stress in link BC.
Pin shear stresses:
The 8-mm-diameter pin at A is supported in a double shear connection; therefore, the shear force acting
on one shear plane (which is simply equal to the cross-sectional area of the pin) is half of the resultant
force at pin A: VA = 4.200 kN. The cross-sectional area of the pin at A is:
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Apin A =
(8 mm) 2 = 50.265 mm 2
4
and therefore, the shear stress in pin A is:
V
(4.200 kN)(1000 N/kN)
A = A =
= 83.552 N/mm 2 = 83.552 MPa
AV
50.265 mm 2
The 12-mm-diameter pin at B and C is supported in a single shear connection and so the shear force
acting on one shear plane is the entire force in link BC: VB = 13.876 kN. The cross-sectional area of the
pin at B is:
Apin B =
(12 mm) 2 = 113.097 mm 2
4
and therefore, the shear stress in pin B is:
V
(13.876 kN)(1000 N/kN)
B = B =
= 122.693 N/mm 2 = 122.693 MPa
113.097 mm 2
AV
Normal stress in link:
The normal stress in link BC is:
F
(13.876 kN)(1000 N/kN)
BC = BC =
= 77.090 N/mm 2 = 77.090 MPa
(30 mm)(6 mm)
ABC
Factors of safety:
For pin A, the factor of safety is:
330 MPa
FS A = u =
= 3.95
A 83.552 MPa
For pin B, the factor of safety is:
330 MPa
FSB = u =
= 2.69
B 122.693 MPa
The factor of safety in link BC is:
250 MPa
FSBC = y =
= 3.24
BC 77.090 MPa
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4.8 In Fig. P4.8, davit ABD is supported at A by a single
shear pin connection and at B by a tie rod (1). The pin at
A has a diameter of 1.25 in. and the pins at B and C are
each 0.75-in.-diameter pins. Tie rod (1) has an area of
1.50 in.2. The ultimate shear strength in each pin is 80 ksi,
and the yield strength of the tie rod is 36 ksi. A
concentrated load of 25 kips is applied as shown to the
davit structure at D. Determine:
(a) the normal stress in rod (1).
(b) the shearing stress in the pins at A and B.
(c) the factor of safety with respect to the yield strength
for tie rod (1).
(d) the factor of safety with respect to the ultimate
strength for the pins at A and B.
Fig. P4.8
Solution
Member (1) is a two-force member that is oriented at with
respect to the horizontal axis:
9 ft
tan =
= 0.75 = 36.870
12 ft
From a FBD of rigid structure ABD, the following equilibrium
equations can be written:
Fx = (25 kips) cos 60 F1 cos 36.870 + Ax = 0
(a)
Fy = (25 kips) sin 60 F1 sin 36.870 + Ay = 0
(b)
M A = ( F1 cos 36.870)(9 ft) (25 kips) cos 60(11 ft)
(25 kips) sin 60(7 ft) = 0
(c)
From Eq. (c):
(11 ft) cos 60 + (7 ft)sin 60
= 40.1465 kips
(9 ft) cos 36.870
Substitute F1 into Eq. (a) to obtain Ax:
Ax = F1 cos 36.870 (25 kips) cos 60 = (40.1465 kips) cos 36.870 (25 kips) cos 60 = 19.6172 kips
and substitute F1 into Eq. (b) to obtain Ay:
Ay = F1 sin 36.870 + (25 kips) sin 60 = (40.1465 kips) sin 36.870 + (25 kips) sin 60 = 45.7386 kips
The resultant pin force at A is found from Ax and Ay:
F1 = (25 kips)
2
A = Ax2 + Ay = (19.6172 kips) 2 + (45.7386 kips) 2 = 49.7680 kips
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(a) The normal stress in tie rod (1) is:
F 40.1465 kips
1 = 1 =
= 26.7643 ksi = 26.8 ksi
A1
1.50 in.2
Ans.
(b) The 1.25-in.-diameter single shear pin at A has a shear area of
AV , A =
(1.25 in.) 2 = 1.2272 in.2
4
Consequently, the shear stress in pin A is
49.7680 kips
A =
= 40.5541 ksi = 40.6 ksi
1.2272 in.2
Ans.
The 0.75-in.-diameter double shear pins at B and C have a shear area of
(0.75 in.) 2 = 0.8836 in.2
4
The shear stress in pins B and C is
40.1465 kips
B =
= 45.4352 ksi = 45.4 ksi
0.8836 in.2
AV , B = (2 surfaces)
(c) The factor of safety for tie rod (1) is
36 ksi
FS1 = Y ,1 =
= 1.345
1 26.7643 ksi
(d) The factor of safety with respect to the ultimate strength for the pin at A is
80 ksi
FS A = ult,A =
= 1.973
A
40.5541 ksi
and the factor of safety for pin B is
80 ksi
FSB = ult,B =
= 1.761
B
45.4352 ksi
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4.9 The pin-connected structure is subjected to a load P
as shown in Fig. P4.9. Inclined member (1) has a crosssectional area of 250 mm2 and has a yield strength of
255 MPa. It is connected to rigid member ABC with a
12-mm-diameter pin in a double shear connection at B.
The ultimate shear strength of the pin material is 300
MPa. For inclined member (1), the minimum factor of
safety with respect to the yield strength is FSmin = 1.67.
For the pin connections, the minimum factor of safety
with respect to the ultimate strength is FSmin = 2.50.
(a) Based on the capacity of member (1) and pin B,
determine the maximum allowable load P that may be
applied to the structure.
(b) Rigid member ABC is supported by a double shear
pin connection at A. Using FSmin = 2.50, determine the
minimum pin diameter that may be used at support A.
Fig. P4.9
Solution
The allowable normal stress for inclined member (1) is
255 MPa
= 152.6946 MPa
allow = Y =
FS
1.67
and the allowable shear stress for the pins is
300 MPa
allow = ult =
= 120.0 MPa
FS
2.50
(a) The allowable axial force in member (1) based on normal stress is
Fallow allow A1 = (152.6946 MPa)(250 mm 2 ) = 38,174 N
Member (1) is connected with a 12-mm-diameter double shear pin. The shear area of this pin is:
AV = (2 surfaces)
(a)
(12 mm) 2 = 226.1947 mm 2
4
Consequently, the shear force V (which is applied by the inclined member) that can be applied to the pin
is limited to
Vallow allow AV = (120.0 MPa)(226.1947 mm 2 ) = 27,143 N
(b)
Comparing the two values given in Eq. (a) and Eq. (b), the maximum allowable force in member (1) is
F1 = 27,143 N
(c)
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Member (1) is a two-force member that is oriented at
with respect to the horizontal axis:
1.4 m
tan =
= 0.6087
= 31.3287
2.3 m
From a FBD of rigid structure ABC, the following
equilibrium equations can be written:
Fx = Ax + F1 cos 31.3287 P = 0
(d)
(e)
Fy = Ay F1 sin 31.3287 = 0
M A = (3.2 m)P ( F1 cos 31.3287)(1.4 m) = 0
(f)
Substitute the value of F1 from Eq. (c) into Eq. (f) to obtain
the maximum load P:
(1.4 m) cos 31.3287
P = F1
3.2 m
(1.4 m) cos 31.3287
= (27,143 N)
3.2 m
= 10,144 N = 10.14 kN
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Substitute F1 and P into Eq. (d) to obtain Ax:
Ax = P F1 cos 31.3287 = (10,144 N) (27,143 N) cos 31.3287 = 13, 042 N
and substitute F1 into Eq. (e) to obtain Ay:
Ay = F1 sin 31.3287 = (27,143 N) sin 31.3287 = 14,113 N
The resultant pin force at A is found from Ax and Ay:
2
A = Ax2 + Ay = (13,042 N) 2 + (14,113 N) 2 = 19, 216 N
The total shear area required to support the resultant pin force is
A
19, 216 N
AV
=
= 160.1333 mm 2
2
allow 120 N/mm
Since the pin at A is in a double shear connection, the shear area provided by the pin can be expressed as
AV = (2 surfaces)
2
Dpin
4
Equate these two expressions and solve for the required minimum pin diameter:
(2 surfaces)
4
2
Dpin 160.1333 mm 2
Dpin 10.10 mm
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4.10 After load P is applied to the pin-connected structure shown in Fig. P4.10, a normal strain of
= +850 is measured in the longitudinal direction of member (1). The cross-sectional area of
member (1) is A1 = 0.60 in.2, its elastic modulus is E1 = 29,000 ksi, and its yield strength is 36 ksi.
(a) Determine the axial force in
member (1), the applied load P, and the
resultant force at pin B.
(b) The ultimate shear strength of the
steel pins is 54 ksi. Determine the
minimum diameter for the pin at B if a
factor of safety of 2.5 with respect to
the ultimate shear strength is required.
(c) Compute the factor of safety for
member (1) with respect to its yield
strength.
Fig. P4.10
Solution
(a) Given the strain in member (1), its stress can be computed from Hookes law:
1 = E11 = (29, 000 ksi)(0.000850 in./in.) = 24.650 ksi
The force in member (1) is the product of the normal stress and the cross-sectional area:
F1 = 1 A1 = (24.650 ksi)(0.60 in.2 ) = 14.79 kips
Ans.
Next, consider a free-body diagram of
horizontal member ABC.
Member (1)
makes an angle of with respect to the
horizontal axis:
2 ft
= 33.690
tan =
3 ft
Note that member (1) is a two-force
member.
Equilibrium equations for
horizontal member ABC can be written as:
Fx = Bx + F1 cos 33.690 = 0
Fy = By F1 sin 33.690 P = 0
M B = (4 ft)F1 sin 33.690 (6 ft)P = 0
Substituting the value F1 = 14.79 kips into these equations gives:
Bx = 12.306 kips
B y = 13.673 kips
P = 5.47 kips
Ans.
The resultant force at pin B is:
2
B = Bx2 + By = (12.306 kips) 2 + (13.673 kips) 2 = 18.40 kips
Ans.
(b) The pin at B is supported in a double shear connection. Therefore, the shear force acting on one
shear plane of the pin is half of the resultant force: VB = 9.20 kips. The allowable shear stress for the pin
can be computed from the ultimate shear strength and the factor of safety:
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u
54 ksi
= 21.6 ksi
2.5
FS
Next, the cross-sectional area required for a single shear plane can be determined:
V
V
9.20 kips
= B a
AB B =
= 0.4259 in.2
AB
21.6 ksi
a
To provide AB, the pin at B must have a diameter of at least:
a =
4
=
2
DB 0.4259 in.2
DB 0.736 in.
(c) The factor of safety for member (1) with respect to its yield strength is:
36 ksi
FS1 = y =
= 1.460
1 24.650 ksi
Ans.
Ans.
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4.11 The simple pin-connected structure carries a
concentrated load P as shown in Fig. P4.11. The
rigid bar is supported by strut AB and by a pin
support at C. The steel strut AB has a crosssectional area of 0.75 in.2 and a yield strength of
60 ksi. The diameter of the steel pin at C is 0.5 in.,
and the ultimate shear strength is 54 ksi. If a
factor of safety of 2.0 is required in both the strut
and the pin at C, determine the maximum load P
that can be supported by the structure.
Fig. P4.11
Solution
From a FBD of the rigid bar, the following equilibrium
equations can be written:
Fx = F1 + Cx = 0
(a)
Fy = C y P = 0
(b)
M C = (8 in.)F1 (15 in.)P = 0
(c)
From Eq. (c), express F1 in terms of the unknown load P:
15 in.
F1 =
P = 1.875P
(d)
8 in.
Substitute this result into Eq. (a) to express Cx in terms of P:
Cx = F1 = 1.875P
The resultant reaction force at pin C can now be expressed as a function of P:
2
C = Cx2 + C y = (1.875P) 2 + ( P) 2 = 2.1250 P
(e)
Strut AB:
The allowable normal stress for strut AB is
60 ksi
allow = Y =
= 30 ksi
FS
2.0
Therefore, the allowable axial force for strut AB is
Fallow,1 = allow A1 = (30 ksi)(0.75 in.2 ) = 22.50 kips
From Eq. (d), the maximum load that may be applied to the rigid bar based on the limitations on the strut
normal stress is
F
22.50 kips
= 12.0 kips
(f)
Pmax allow,1 =
1.875
1.875
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Pin C:
The allowable shear stress for the pin at C is
54 ksi
= 27 ksi
allow = ult =
FS
2.0
The 0.5-in.-diameter double shear pin at C has a shear area of
2
Dpin (2 = surfaces)
(0.5 in.) 2 = 0.3927 in.2
4
4
thus, the allowable reaction force at C is
C allow = allow AV = (27 ksi)(0.3927 in.2 ) = 10.6029 kips
AV = (2 surfaces)
From Eq. (e), the maximum load that may be applied to the rigid bar based on the limitations on the pin
shear stress is
C allow 10.6029 kips
Pmax
=
= 4.9896 kips
(g)
2.1250
2.1250
Maximum load P:
Comparing the results in Eqs. (f) and (g), the maximum load P that may be applied to the rigid bar is
Pmax = 4.9896 kips = 4.99 kips
Ans.
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4.12 In Fig. P4.12, rigid tee-beam ABC is supported at
A by a single shear pin connection and at B by a strut,
which consists of two 50 mm wide by 10 mm thick
steel bars. The pins at A, B, and D are each 16 mm in
diameter. The yield strength of the steel bars in strut (1)
is 250 MPa, and the ultimate shear strength of each pin
is 500 MPa. Determine the allowable load P that may
be applied to the rigid bar at C if an overall factor of
safety of 3.0 is required. Use L1 = 1.4 m and L2 = 1.7 m.
Fig. P4.12
Solution
From a FBD of the rigid beam ABC, the following
equilibrium equations can be written:
Fx = Ax = 0
(a)
Fy = Ay F1 P = 0
(b)
M A = L1 F1 ( L1 + L2 )P = 0
(c)
From Eq. (c), express F1 in terms of the unknown load P:
L + L2
1.4 m + 1.7 m
F1 = 1
P=
P = 2.214286 P
L1
1.4 m
Substitute this result into Eq. (b) to express Ay in terms of P:
Ay = P + F1 = P + (2.214286 P) = 1.214286 P
(d)
The resultant reaction force at pin A can now be expressed as a function of P:
2
A = Ax2 + Ay = (0) 2 + (1.214286 P) 2 = 1.214286 P
(e)
The allowable normal stress for strut (1) is
250 MPa
allow = Y =
= 83.333333 MPa
FS
3.0
Therefore, the allowable axial force for strut (1) is
Fallow,1 = allow A1 = (83.333333 MPa)(2 50 mm 10 mm) = 83,333.333333 N
From Eq. (d), the maximum load that may be applied to the rigid bar based on the strut normal stress
limitation is
Fallow,1
83,333.333333 N
Pmax
=
= 37,634 N
(f)
2.214286
2.214286
The allowable shear stress for the pins at A, B, and D is
500 MPa
= 166.666667 MPa
allow = ult =
FS
3.0
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The cross-sectional area of a 16-mm-diameter pin is
Apin =
4
2
Dpin =
4
(16 mm) 2 = 201.061930 mm 2
The pin at A is a single shear connection; therefore, AV,A = Apin. The allowable reaction force at A is
A allow = allow AV , A = (166.666667 MPa)(201.061930 mm 2 ) = 33,510 N
From Eq. (e), the maximum load that may be applied to the rigid bar based on the limitations of pin A is
A allow
33,510 N
Pmax
=
= 27,596 N
(g)
1.214286 1.214286
The pins at B and D are in double shear connections; therefore, AV,B = 2Apin. The allowable force in strut
(1) based on the capacity of the pins at B and D is
Fallow,1 = allow AV , B = (166.666667 MPa)(2)(201.061930 mm 2 ) = 67, 021 N
From Eq. (d), the maximum load that may be applied to the rigid bar based on the limitations of the pins
at B and D is
Fallow,1
67, 021 N
Pmax
=
= 30, 268 N
(h)
2.214286 2.214286
Comparing the results in Eqs. (f), (g), and (h), the maximum load P that may be applied to the rigid bar
is
Pmax = 27,596 N = 27.6 kN
Ans.
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4.13 In Fig. P4.13, rigid bar ABC is supported at A by a
single shear pin connection and at B by a strut, which
consists of two 4 in. wide by 0.5 in. thick steel bars.
The pins at A, B, and D each have a diameter of 1.0 in.
The yield strength of the steel bars in strut (1) is 36 ksi,
and the ultimate shear strength of each pin is 72 ksi.
Determine the allowable load P that may be applied to
the rigid bar at C if an overall factor of safety of 3.0 is
required. Use L1 = 60 in. and L2 = 40 in.
Fig. P4.13
Solution
From a FBD of the rigid beam ABC, the following
equilibrium equations can be written:
Fx = Ax = 0
(a)
Fy = Ay F1 P = 0
(b)
M A = L1 F1 ( L1 + L2 )P = 0
(c)
From Eq. (c), express F1 in terms of the unknown load P:
L + L2
60 in. + 40 in.
F1 = 1
P=
P = 1.666667 P
L1
60 in.
Substitute this result into Eq. (b) to express Ay in terms of P:
Ay = P + F1 = P + (1.666667 P ) = 0.666667 P
(d)
The resultant reaction force at pin A can now be expressed as a function of P:
2
A = Ax2 + Ay = (0) 2 + (0.666667 P ) 2 = 0.666667 P
(e)
Strut (1):
The allowable normal stress for strut (1) is
36 ksi
allow = Y =
= 12.0 ksi
FS
3.0
Therefore, the allowable axial force for strut (1) is
Fallow,1 = allow A1 = (12.0 ksi)(2 4 in. 0.5 in.) = 48.0 kips
From Eq. (d), the maximum load that may be applied to the rigid bar based on the strut normal stress
limitation is
Fallow,1
48.0 kips
Pmax
=
= 28.80 kips
(f)
1.666667 1.666667
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Pins:
The allowable shear stress for the pins at A, B, and D is
72 ksi
= 24.0 ksi
allow = ult =
FS
3.0
The cross-sectional area of a 1-in.-diameter pin is
Apin =
4
2
Dpin =
4
(1 in.) 2 = 0.785398 in.2
Pin A:
The pin at A is a single shear connection; therefore, AV,A = Apin. The allowable reaction force at A is
A allow = allow AV , A = (24.0 ksi)(0.785398 in.2 ) = 18.849552 kips
From Eq. (e), the maximum load that may be applied to the rigid bar based on the limitations of pin A is
A allow
18.849552 kips
Pmax
=
= 28.274314 kips
(g)
0.666667
0.666667
Pin B and D:
The pins at B and D are in double shear connections; therefore, AV,B = 2Apin. The allowable force in strut
(1) based on the capacity of the pins at B and D is
Fallow,1 = allow AV , B = (24.0 ksi)(2)(0.785398 in.2 ) = 37.699104 kips
From Eq. (d), the maximum load that may be applied to the rigid bar based on the limitations of the pins
at B and D is
Fallow,1
37.699104 kips
Pmax
=
= 22.619458 kips
(h)
1.666667
1.666667
Maximum load P:
Comparing the results in Eqs. (f), (g), and (h), the maximum load P that may be applied to the rigid bar
is
Pmax = 22.619458 kips = 22.6 kips
Ans.
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4.14 In Fig. P4.14, davit ABD is supported at A by
a single shear pin connection and at B by a tie rod
(1). The 1-in.-diameter pins at A, B, and C each
have an ultimate shear strength of 72 ksi. Tie rod
(1) has a cross-sectional area of 1.25 in.2 and a
yield strength of 50 ksi. Determine the allowable
load P that may be applied to the davit at D if an
overall factor of safety of 3.0 is required.
Fig. P4.14
Solution
Member (1) is a two-force member that is oriented at with
respect to the horizontal axis:
7 ft
= 0.777778
= 37.875
tan =
9 ft
From a FBD of rigid structure ABD, the following equilibrium
equations can be written:
Fx = P cos 50 F1 cos 37.875 + Ax = 0
(a)
Fy = P sin 50 F1 sin 37.875 + Ay = 0
(b)
M A = ( F1 cos 37.875)(7 ft) ( P cos 50)(10 ft)
( P sin 50)(6 ft) = 0
(c)
From Eq. (c):
(10 ft) cos 50 + (6 ft)sin 50
F1 =
P = 1.995152 P
(7 ft) cos 37.875
Substitute F1 into Eq. (a) to obtain an expression for Ax in terms of the unknown load P:
Ax = F1 cos 37.875 P cos 50 = (1.995152 P) cos 37.875 P cos 50 = 0.932090 P
and substitute F1 into Eq. (b) to obtain an expression for Ay in terms of the unknown load P:
Ay = F1 sin 37.875 + P sin 50 = (1.995152 P) sin 37.875 + P sin 50 = 1.990950 P
The resultant pin force at A is found from Ax and Ay:
2
A = Ax2 + Ay = (0.932090 P) 2 + (1.990950 P) 2 = 2.198334 P
(d)
(e)
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Tie rod (1):
The allowable normal stress for tie rod (1) is
50 ksi
allow = Y =
= 16.666667 ksi
FS
3.0
Therefore, the allowable axial force for tie rod (1) is
Fallow,1 = allow A1 = (16.666667 ksi)(1.25 in.2 ) = 20.833334 kips
From Eq. (d), the maximum load that may be applied to the davit based on the strut normal stress
limitation is
Fallow,1
20.833334 kips
Pmax
=
= 10.441978 kips
(f)
1.995152
1.995152
Pins:
The allowable shear stress for the pins at A, B, and C is
72 ksi
= 24.0 ksi
allow = ult =
FS
3.0
The cross-sectional area of a 1-in.-diameter pin is
Apin =
4
2
Dpin =
4
(1 in.) 2 = 0.785398 in.2
Pin A:
The pin at A is a single shear connection; therefore, AV,A = Apin. The allowable reaction force at A is
A allow = allow AV , A = (24.0 ksi)(0.785398 in.2 ) = 18.849552 kips
From Eq. (e), the maximum load that may be applied to the davit based on the limitations of pin A is
A allow
18.849552 kips
Pmax
=
= 8.574471 kips
(g)
2.198334
2.198334
Pins B and C:
The pins at B and C are in double shear connections; therefore, AV,B = 2Apin. The allowable force in strut
(1) based on the capacity of the pins at B and C is
Fallow,1 = allow AV , B = (24.0 ksi)(2)(0.785398 in.2 ) = 37.699104 kips
From Eq. (d), the maximum load that may be applied to the rigid bar based on the limitations of the pins
at B and D is
Fallow,1
37.699104 kips
Pmax
=
= 18.895354 kips
(h)
1.995152
1.995152
Maximum load P:
After comparing the results in Eqs. (f), (g), and (h), the maximum load P that may be applied to the rigid
bar is identified as
Pmax = 8.574471 kips = 8.57 kips
Ans.
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4.15 In Fig. P4.15, the rigid member ABDE is supported at A by a
single shear pin connection and at B by a tie rod (1). The tie rod is
attached at B and C with double shear pin connections. The pins at
A, B, and C each have an ultimate shear strength of 80 ksi, and tie
rod (1) has a yield strength of 60 ksi. A concentrated load of
P = 24 kips is applied perpendicular to DE, as shown. A factor of
safety of 2.0 is required for all components. Determine:
(a) the minimum required diameter for the tie rod.
(b) the minimum required diameter for the pin at B.
(c) the minimum required diameter for the pin at A.
Fig. P4.15
Solution
Member (1) is a two-force member that is oriented at with respect to
the horizontal axis:
9 ft
tan =
= 1.5
= 56.310
6 ft
From a FBD of rigid structure ABDE, the following equilibrium
equations can be written:
Fx = P cos 70 F1 cos56.310 + Ax = 0
(a)
Fy = P sin 70 F1 sin 56.310 + Ay = 0
(b)
M A = ( F1 cos 56.310)(9 ft) ( P cos 70)[13 ft + (8 ft) sin 20]
( P sin 70)[(8 ft) cos 20] = 0
From Eq. (c):
v
(c)
(d)
Substitute F1 into Eq. (a) to obtain Ax:
Ax = F1 cos 56.310 P cos 70
= (59.834286 kips) cos 56.310 (24 kips) cos 70
= 24.981548 kips
and substitute F1 into Eq. (b) to obtain Ay:
Ay = F1 sin 56.310 + P sin 70
= (59.834286 kips) sin 56.310 + (24 kips)sin 70
= 72.337797 kips
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The resultant pin force at A is found from Ax and Ay:
2
A = Ax2 + Ay = (24.981548 kips) 2 + (72.337797 kips) 2 = 76.529959 kips
(e)
(a) The allowable normal stress for tie rod (1) is
60 ksi
allow = Y =
= 30.0 ksi
FS
2.0
The minimum cross-sectional area required for the tie rod is
F
59.834286 kips
Amin 1 =
= 1.994476 in.2
allow
30.0 ksi
Therefore, the minimum tie rod diameter is
4
D12 1.994476 in.2
D1 1.593564 in. = 1.594 in.
Ans.
(b) The allowable shear stress for the pins at A, B, and C is
80 ksi
= 40.0 ksi
allow = ult =
FS
2.0
The double-shear pin connection at B and C must support a load of F1 = 59.834286 kips . The shear
area AV required for these pins is
F
59.834286 kips
AV 1 =
= 1.495857 in.2
allow
40.0 ksi
The pin diameter can be computed from
(2 surfaces)
4
2
Dpin 1.495857 in.2
Dpin 0.975855 in. = 0.976 in.
Ans.
(c) The pin at A is a single shear connection; therefore, AV = Apin. The shear area AV required for this pin
is
A
76.529959 kips
AV
=
= 1.913249 in.2
40.0 ksi
allow
The pin diameter can be computed from
(1 surface)
4
2
Dpin 1.913249 in.2
Dpin 1.560777 in. = 1.561 in.
Ans.
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4.16 Rigid bar ABC is supported at B by inclined
steel strut (1) and at C by a 1.25-in.-diameter pin in
a single shear connection (Fig P4.16). The strut has
a cross-sectional area of A1 = 2.250 in.2, and it is
connected at both ends by double shear pin
connections. The yield strength of the steel strut is
36 ksi. The ultimate strength of each pin is 84 ksi. A
concentrated load of P = 15 kips is applied to the
rigid bar at A. Determine:
(a) the factor of safety in steel strut (1) with respect
to the 36-ksi yield strength.
(b) the factor of safety in the pin at C with respect to
the 84-ksi ultimate strength.
Fig. P4.16
Solution
Member (1) is a two-force member that is oriented at with
respect to the horizontal axis:
40 in.
tan =
= 0.8 = 38.660
50 in.
From a FBD of rigid bar ABC, the following equilibrium
equations can be written:
Fx = F1 cos 38.660 + Cx = 0
(a)
Fy = 15 kips F1 sin 38.660 + C y = 0
(b)
M C = (80 in.)(15 kips) + ( F1 sin 38.660)(50 in.) = 0 (c)
From Eq. (c):
(80 in.)(15 kips)
F1 =
= 38.418585 kips
(50 in.) sin 38.660
Substitute F1 into Eq. (a) to obtain Cx:
Cx = F1 cos 38.660 = (38.418585 kips) cos 38.660 = 30.0 kips
and substitute F1 into Eq. (b) to obtain Cy:
C y = 15 kips + F1 sin 38.660
(d)
= 15 kips + (38.418585 kips) sin 38.660
= 9.0 kips
The resultant pin force at C is found from Cx and Cy:
2
C = Cx2 + C y = (30.0 kips) 2 + (9.0 kips) 2 = 31.320920 kips
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(a) The normal stress magnitude in member (1) is
F
38.418585 kips
1 = 1 =
= 17.074927 ksi
2.250 in.2
A1
The factor of safety with respect to the 36-ksi yield strength is
36 ksi
= 2.11
FS1 = Y =
1 17.074927 ksi
Ans.
(b) The cross-sectional area of the 1.25-in.-diameter pin at C is
Apin =
(1.25 in.) 2 = 1.227185 in.2
4
Since pin C is used in a single shear connection, the shear area AV is equal to the pin cross-sectional
area. Therefore, the shear stress in pin C is:
C
31.320920 kips
C =
=
= 25.522582 ksi
1.227185 in.2
AV
The factor of safety with respect to the 84-ksi ultimate strength is
84 ksi
= 3.29
Ans.
FSC = ult =
C 25.522582 ksi
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4.17 Rigid bar ABC is supported by pin-connected axial member (1) and by a pin connection at C as
shown in Fig. P4.17. A 6,300-lb concentrated load is applied to the rigid bar at A. Member (1) is a 2.75
in. wide by 1.25 in. thick rectangular bar made of steel with a yield strength of Y = 36,000 psi. The pin
at C has an ultimate shear strength of ult = 60,000 psi.
(a) Determine the axial force in
member (1).
(b) Determine the factor of safety in
member (1) with respect to its yield
strength.
(c) Determine the magnitude of the
resultant reaction force acting at pin C.
(d) If a minimum factor of safety of FS
= 3.0 with respect to the ultimate shear
strength is required, determine the
minimum diameter that may be used
for the pin at C.
Fig. P4.17
Solution
Member (1) is a two-force member that is oriented at
with respect to the horizontal axis:
30 in.
tan =
= 0.75
= 36.870
40 in.
From a FBD of rigid structure ABC, the following
equilibrium equations can be written:
Fx = F1 cos 36.870 + Cx = 0
(a)
Fy = 6,300 lb F1 sin 36.870 + C y = 0
(b)
M C = (6,300 lb)(80 in.)
(c)
+( F1 sin 36.870)(56 in.) = 0
(a) From Eq. (c), the axial force in member (1) is:
(6,300 lb)(80 in.)
F1 =
= 15, 000 lb = 15, 000 lb (C)
(56 in.) sin 36.870
(b) The normal stress magnitude in member (1) is
F
15, 000 lb
1 = 1 =
= 4,363.6364 psi
A1 (2.75 in.)(1.25 in.)
Therefore, its factor of safety with respect to the 36,000 psi yield stress is
36, 000 psi
= 8.25
FS1 = Y =
1 4,363.6364 psi
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(c) Substitute F1 into Eq. (a) to obtain Cx:
Cx = F1 cos 36.870 = (15, 000 lb) cos 36.870 = 12, 000 lb
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and substitute F1 into Eq. (b) to obtain an expression for Ay in terms of the unknown load P:
C y = 6,300 lb + F1 sin 36.870 = 6,300 lb + (15, 000 lb) sin 36.870 = 2, 700 lb
The resultant pin force at C is found from Cx and Cy:
2
C = Cx2 + C y = (12, 000 lb) 2 + (2, 700 lb) 2 = 12,300 lb
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(d) The allowable shear stress for the pins at C is
60, 000 psi
= 20, 000 psi
allow = ult =
FS
3.0
The double-shear pin connection at C must support a load of 12,300 lb. The minimum shear area AV
required to support this load is
C
12,300 lb
AV
=
= 0.6150 in.2
allow 20,000 psi
The pin diameter can be computed from
(2 surfaces)
4
2
Dpin 0.6150 in.2
Dpin 0.625717 in. = 0.626 in.
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4.18 A rectangular steel plate is used as an axial member to support a dead load of 70 kips and a live
load of 110 kips. The yield strength of the steel is 50 ksi.
(a) Use the ASD method to determine the minimum cross-sectional area required for the axial member if
a factor of safety of 1.67 with respect to yielding is required.
(b) Use the LRFD method to determine the minimum cross-sectional area required for the axial member
based on yielding of the gross section using the LRFD method. Use a resistance factor of t = 0.9 and
load factors of 1.2 and 1.6 for the dead and live loads, respectively.
Solution
(a) The service load on the axial member is
P = D + L = 70 kips + 110 kips = 180 kips
The allowable normal stress is
50 ksi
allow = Y =
= 29.940 ksi
FS 1.67
The minimum cross-sectional area required to support the service load is
P
180 kips
Amin
=
= 6.01 in.2
allow 29.940 ksi
(b) The ultimate load for LRFD is
U = 1.2 D + 1.6 L = 1.2(70 kips) + 1.6(110 kips) = 260 kips
The design equation for an axial member subjected to tension can be written in LRFD as
t Y A U
Consequently, the minimum cross-sectional area required for the tension member is
U
260 kips
Amin
=
= 5.78 in.2
t Y 0.9(50 ksi)
Ans.
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4.19 A 20-mm-thick steel plate will be used as an axial member to support a dead load of 150 kN and a
live load of 220 kN. The yield strength of the steel is 250 MPa.
(a) Use the ASD method to determine the minimum plate width b required for the axial member if a
factor of safety of 1.67 with respect to yielding is required.
(b) Use the LRFD method to determine the minimum plate width b required for the axial member based
on yielding of the gross section using the LRFD method. Use a resistance factor of t = 0.9 and load
factors of 1.2 and 1.6 for the dead and live loads, respectively.
Solution
(a) The service load on the axial member is
P = D + L = 150 kN + 220 kN = 370 kN
The allowable normal stress is
250 MPa
allow = Y =
= 149.70 MPa
FS
1.67
The minimum cross-sectional area required to support the service load is
P
(370 kN)(1,000 N/kN)
Amin
=
= 2, 471.61 mm 2
2
149.70 N/mm
allow
Since the plate is 20-mm-thick, the minimum plate width is therefore:
A
2, 471.61 mm 2
bmin min =
= 123.6 mm
t
20 mm
(b) The ultimate load for LRFD is
U = 1.2 D + 1.6 L = 1.2(150 kN) + 1.6(220 kN) = 532 kN
The design equation for an axial member subjected to tension can be written in LRFD as
t Y A U
Consequently, the minimum cross-sectional area required for the tension member is
U
(532 kN)(1,000 N/kN)
Amin
=
= 2,364.44 mm 2
2
0.9(250 N/mm )
t Y
Since the plate is 20-mm-thick, the minimum plate width is therefore:
A
2,364.44 mm 2
bmin min =
= 118.2 mm
t
20 mm
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4.20 A round steel tie rod is used as a tension member to support a dead load of 30 kips and a live load
of 15 kips. The yield strength of the steel is 46 ksi.
(a) Use the ASD method to determine the minimum diameter D required for the tie rod if a factor of
safety of 2.0 with respect to yielding is required.
(b) Use the LRFD method to determine the minimum diameter D required for the tie rod based on
yielding of the gross section using the LRFD method. Use a resistance factor of t = 0.9 and load factors
of 1.2 and 1.6 for the dead and live loads, respectively.
Solution
(a) The service load on the axial member is
P = D + L = 30 kips + 15 kips = 45 kips
The allowable normal stress is
46 ksi
allow = Y =
= 23.0 ksi
FS
2.0
The minimum cross-sectional area required to support the service load is
P
45 kips
Amin
=
= 1.956522 in.2
allow 23.0 ksi
and thus, the minimum tie rod diameter D is
4
2
Dmin 1.956522 in.2
Dmin 1.578 in.
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(b) The ultimate load for LRFD is
U = 1.2 D + 1.6 L = 1.2(30 kips) + 1.6(15 kips) = 60 kips
The design equation for an axial member subjected to tension can be written in LRFD as
t Y A U
Consequently, the minimum cross-sectional area required for the tension member is
U
60 kips
Amin
=
= 1.449275 in.2
t Y 0.9(46 ksi)
and thus, the minimum tie rod diameter D is
4
2
Dmin 1.449275 in.2
Dmin 1.358 in.
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4.21 A round steel tie rod is used as a tension member to support a dead load of 190 kN and a live load
of 220 kN. The yield strength of the steel is 320 MPa.
(a) Use the ASD method to determine the minimum diameter D required for the tie rod if a factor of
safety of 2.0 with respect to yielding is required.
(b) Use the LRFD method to determine the minimum diameter D required for the tie rod based on
yielding of the gross section using the LRFD method. Use a resistance factor of t = 0.9 and load factors
of 1.2 and 1.6 for the dead and live loads, respectively.
Solution
(a) The service load on the axial member is
P = D + L = 190 kN + 220 kN = 410 kN
The allowable normal stress is
320 MPa
allow = Y =
= 160 MPa
FS
2.0
The minimum cross-sectional area required to support the service load is
P
(410 kN)(1,000 N/kN)
Amin
=
= 2,562.500 mm 2
2
160 N/mm
allow
and thus, the minimum tie rod diameter D is
4
2
Dmin 2,562.500 mm 2
Dmin 57.1 mm
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(b) The ultimate load for LRFD is
U = 1.2 D + 1.6 L = 1.2(190 kN) + 1.6(220 kN) = 580 kN
The design equation for an axial member subjected to tension can be written in LRFD as
t Y A U
Consequently, the minimum cross-sectional area required for the tension member is
U
(580 kN)(1,000 N/kN)
Amin
=
= 2,013.889 mm 2
2
0.9(320 N/mm )
t Y
and thus, the minimum tie rod diameter D is
4
2
Dmin 2, 013.889 mm 2
Dmin 50.6 mm
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