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Two metal beams are joined together by four rivets, as the drawing indicates. Each rivet has a radius of 5.0 10-3 m and is to be exposed to a shearing stress of no more than 4.6 108 Pa. What is the maximum tension T that can be applied to each beam, assuming that each rivet carries one-fourth of the total load?

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  1. 4* (single rivet area)*(maximum shear stress)
    = maximum tension

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  2. how do you get the single rivet area?

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