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 : t
_{1}
=0.8 inch, t
_{2}
=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.