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Example of Stress Analysis

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Case of Study. Failure Static
The electronic detector package for monitoring paper thickness in a high-speed
paper mill scans back and forth along horizontal precision guide rails that are
solidly supported at 24-inch intervals, as shown in Figure. The detector package
fails to make acceptable thickness measurements if its vertical displacement
exceeds 0.005 inch as it moves along the guide rails during the scanning
process. The total weight of the detector package is 400 lb and each of the two
guide rails is a solid AISI 1020 cold drawn steel cylindrical bar ground to 1.0000
inch in diameter. Each of the support rails may be modeled as a beam with fixed
ends and a midspan concentrated load. Half the detector weight is supported by
each rail.
Case of Study. Failure Static

a) Make a design team and answer the following questions


b) At a minimum, what potential failure modes should be considered in
predicting whether the support rails are adequately designed?
c) Would you approve the design of the rails as proposed? Clearly show
each step of your supporting analysis, and be complete in what you
do.
d) If you DO NOT approve the design, what recommendations would
you make for specific things that might be done to design
specifications? Be as complete as you can.