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Input Data : Fc : Fc : b: d:
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B

a3
A

9.00 2.50 250 450


30 35 40

MPa MPa mm mm
degrees degrees degrees

f a1

r1
d b

a1 : a2 : a3 :

a2

r r3 2 Pcos(r2)

f = 180 - a 1 - a 2 b = 180 - f r1 = b - a3
25 degrees degrees degrees

= =

115 65

degrees degrees

Pcos(r3)
A. Allowable Bearing Stresses for surface AB : qAB = 180 - a3 - 90 = 50 degrees for surface BC : qBC = = a3 40 degrees

r 2 = 90 - r 1
65

r 3 = 90 - r 2
25

Using Hankinson's Formula : FnAB = Fc x Fc Fc x (sin2q AB) + Fc x (cos2q AB) 9.00 x 2.50 9.00 (sin 50 ) 2 + 2.50 (cos 50 ) 3.563 MPa FnBC = Fc x Fc Fc x (sin2q BC) + Fc x (cos2q BC) 9.00 x 2.50 40 ) 2 + 2.50 (cos 40 ) 2 MPa
Bearing Area A

FnAB = FnAB =

FnBC = FnBC =

9.00 (sin 4.339

B. Solving for Maximum Allowable Force "P" for surface AB :


C

Pcos(r 2 ) ABEARING Pcos( 65 ) 95089.109 P<

<

FnAB

where:

A BEARING =

AB ( b )

b
d

B qAB b
C

b A

= ( 380.36 ) ( 250 ) 2 A BEARING = 95089.109 mm sin b AD AC 450 AC 496.520 mm

Pcos(r2)

Pcos(r3)
sin q AB AB AC AB 496.5201 380.356 mm

< 801.744 kN

3.563

sin( 650)= AC = for surface BC : Pcos(r 3 ) ABEARING Pcos( 25 ) 79789.236 P< < FnBC where: A BEARING = = A BEARING = < 381.987 kN 4.339 cos q AB

sin( 500 )= AB =

BC ( b ) ( 319.16 ) ( 250 ) 2 79789.236 mm BC AC BC = 319.157 cos( 500)= mm BC 496.520

THEREFORE:

P<

381.987 kN