Problem # p002b

Shearing and Bearing Stress

Two plates (shown in cross-sectional view) are held together by 2 rivets against the load P. Assume that the two rivets share this load to equal parts.

Thicknesses : t1=0.8 inch,   t2=0.5 inch.             Load : P = 1400 lbs

Determine the diameter of the rivets such that the shearing stress does not exceed 11000 psi and the bearing stress does not exceed 15000 psi.