#### 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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