Posted by **dmkp** on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 3:34pm.

A flat plate specimen of a soft metal alloy is to be tested by pulling on round pins inserted through the ends of the plate, as illustrated below

(a) Calculate the required diameter of the pins, given that the plate is 8.0 mm thick, the maximum tensile load is 4.0 kN and the maximum allowable average bearing stress is 50 MPa.

(b) What stresses are apparent in the pins?

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