Problem # 49

Shearing and Bearing Stress

A joint, as show to the left, is subject to a load P.

Thicknesses : t1=0.7 inch,   t2=0.4 inch.             Load : P = 1400 lbs

Determine the diameter of the rivets such that the shearing stress does not exceed 12000 psi and the bearing stress does not exceed 16000 psi.