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Unformatted text preview: weldment perspective. The load associated with this strength is max = all = 3 . 90 W = 900 W = 900 3 . 90 = 231 lbf If the welding can be accomplished (1 / 16 leg size is a small weld), the weld strength is 12 000 psi and the load W = 3047 lbf . Can the bracket carry such a load? There are geometry problems associated with sheet metal folding. Load placement is important and the center of twist has not been identied. Also, the load-carrying capability of the top bend is unknown. These uncertainties may require the use of a different weld pattern. Our solution pro-vides the best weldment and thus insight for comparing a welded joint to one which em-ploys screw fasteners....
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- Fall '11
- Mechanical Engineering