Posted by George on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 7:18pm.
A cardboard tube has a failure stress of 4,960,000 N/m^2 and an axial stress of 75 N/cm^2, find the factor of safety of the tube.
Is the answer 66133.33

Engineering/Algebra  Damon, Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 7:31pm
No watch units
75 N/cm^2 * (10^4 cm^2/m^2) = 7.5*10^5 N/m^2
4.96*10^6 / 7.5*10^5 = 49.6 / 7.5 = 6.61