Mechanics of Materials

Stresses of Hollow Circular Tube Used as a Pole

Situation
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

 

Cross-Sectional Dimensions of Steel Rod to Elongate 1-mm when Subjected to 8,000 kg of Tension Force

Problem
A tensile load of 8000 kg elongates a 1-m long square rod by 1 mm. Steel modulus of elasticity is 2 × 106 kg/cm2. What is the dimension of a side of the rod?

A.   5 cm C.   2 cm
B.   1 cm D.   4 cm
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