Maximum Shear Stress

Stresses of Hollow Circular Tube Used as a Pole

A 12-m pole is fixed at its base and is subjected to uniform lateral load of 600 N/m. The pole is made-up of hollow steel tube 273 mm in outside diameter and 9 mm thick.
1.   Calculate the maximum shear stress (MPa).

A.   0.96 C.   1.39
B.   1.93 D.   0.69

2.   Calculate the maximum tensile stress (MPa).

A.   96.0 C.   60.9
B.   69.0 D.   90.6

3.   Calculate the force (kN) required at the free end to restrain the displacement.

A.   2.7 C.   27
B.   7.2 D.   72


Strength of Temporary Earth Retaining Wall Made from Wooden Planks

A temporary earth retaining wall consists of wooden plank driven vertically into the ground. The wall is designed to resist 2.4 m height of soil.

Given the following:
Cross-sectional dimensions of the plank = 300 mm wide × 75 mm thick
Allowable bending stress of the plank = 10.4 MPa
Allowable shear stress of the plank = 0.8 MPa
Unit weight of retained soil = 17.3 kN/m3
Active earth pressure coefficient = 1/3

1.   Calculate the maximum flexural stress.

A.   12.7 MPa C.   8.6 MPa
B.   14.2 MPa D.   10.1 MPa

2.   Calculate the maximum shear stress.

A.   1.11 MPa C.   0.99 MPa
B.   0.33 MPa D.   0.77 MPa

3.   Calculate the minimum thickness of the plank to prevent failure.

A.   90 mm C.   110 mm
B.   80 mm D.   100 mm
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