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Solution: Find the diameter of the rod assuming a factor of safety of 5

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Find the diameter of the rod assuming a factor of safety of 5 and ultimate stress of 64,000 psi

Problem Statement: ME Board April 1998

A steel tie rod on bridge must be made to withstand a pull of 5000 lbs. Find the diameter of the rod assuming a factor of safety of 5 and ultimate stress of 64,000 psi.

  • A. 0.75 in
  • B. 0.71 in
  • C. 0.84 in
  • D. 0.79 in

Problem Answer:

The diameter of the rod assuming a factor of safety of 5 and ultimate stress of 64,000 psi is 0.71 in.

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