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1. ## Thread: how to determine the yield point of steel plate?

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### Nevermind. I found the series of equations for...

Nevermind. I found the series of equations for flat plates.
Can't seem to get it to work tho...
2. ## Thread: how to determine the yield point of steel plate?

by daleacyr
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### how to determine the yield point of steel plate?

I deal with beams all the time. But steel plate... not so much.

I have a 12" square (approx) 1/4" steel plate that is securely attached on all four edges.
The plate will be subject to glancing...

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### Most of your questions will be difficult to...

Most of your questions will be difficult to answer without a drawing, with dimensions included.

This is not an overly difficult project; I'm sure all of the...
4. ## Thread: guidance needed on support plate for ambulance stretcher mounting

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### david: Are you also looking for assistance on...

david:
Are you also looking for assistance on the thickness of the under chassis plate?

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### Referring to the attached drawing... 2445 If...

Referring to the attached drawing...
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If I've understood you correctly, you are asking what the "force up" and the "force down" values will be.
Correct?
6. ## Thread: Real world theater problem

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### Real world theater problem

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Referring to the above drawing.
In professional theaters, we use long pipes to hang curtains, lights and set pieces on.
But since pipe comes in about 21' lengths, we usually have to splice...
7. ## Thread: Rule of thumb for drilling holes in I beam flange

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### Thanks Kelly. I've been wandering around the...

Thanks Kelly.
I've been wandering around the AISC for a day or so.

Referring to the attached drawing:

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In a horizontal beam, the lines of force, compression and tension make sense...
8. ## Thread: Rule of thumb for drilling holes in I beam flange

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### Rule of thumb for drilling holes in I beam flange

I am aware that there are general rules of thumb regarding the size and placement of holes in beams.
The question was presented to me today:

Is there a general rule of thumb regarding size and...
9. ## Thread: help to estimate the pulling force in this pulley-cable arrangement

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### That picture looks like it came from Delbert...

That picture looks like it came from Delbert Hall's book on rigging...
He provides the answers to the homework questions in the back of the book.
10. ## Thread: What is the equation for....

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### Thanks for that. I used both equations, and got...

Thanks for that.
I used both equations, and got the same answer. (That's good!)
But I seem to be having a bit of a 'senior moment'... indulge me if you will.
The Maximum Tensile Stress is xxx...
11. ## Thread: What is the equation for....

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### What is the equation for....

I'm back with another crazy, shop built project. :)

Think of a HF hydraulic press.

The columns have to resist a tension load.
I'm building something similar, a device to proof test electric...
12. ## Thread: How a propeller blade is resisted by various viscosity?

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### Yes, that will at least help me understand the...

Yes, that will at least help me understand the discussion. :)
13. ## Thread: How a propeller blade is resisted by various viscosity?

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### The most important effect is that the substance...

The most important effect is that the substance be thoroughly mixed.
The "substance" is unknown at this point, hence the question.

I'm basically pondering how strong a propeller (impeller?) blade...
14. ## Thread: How a propeller blade is resisted by various viscosity?

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### How a propeller blade is resisted by various viscosity?

I'm building propeller blades to blend various solutions.
But I'm stuck: is there a formula to determine the resistance a specific viscosity will provide against a surface area?

Meaning, if...
15. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### Here is a picture of the completed project. I...

Here is a picture of the completed project.

It turned out pretty well; the customer wants several...
16. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### We built a table, and then performed a real world...

We built a table, and then performed a real world deflection measurement.
I was getting less and less comfortable with the potential deflection, so we up-sized the beams to .120.

We got an actual...
17. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### Ok, thanks. Simple beam calculations I...

Ok, thanks.
Simple beam calculations I understand very well.
Structures.... less so.

We are still going to build one and let two "big dogs" sit on it.
18. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### If you will indulge me just a bit further......

If you will indulge me just a bit further...
I've been thinking about the fact that the center support is really just adding a third bending member.

To calculate how much that third member adds...
19. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### Good point. That's why I ask for input. :)

Good point.
That's why I ask for input. :)
20. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### Well, we got approval (for aesthetics) regarding...

Well, we got approval (for aesthetics) regarding the center support.
With a 500 lb load at center, this reduces deflection to less than a tenth of an inch, providing my calculations are correct.
...
21. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### Thanks for the input. I've run the various...

Thanks for the input.
I've run the various numbers; a center support fixes a lot of problems.
I'll check with the committee for approval.
22. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### Thanks! I had not thought of the assembly in that...

Thanks! I had not thought of the assembly in that way.
Now for a bit more number crunching...
23. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### Thank you for your responses. I wish I could...

I wish I could develop a stress / strain curve for the complete assembly, but the only way that I know how to do that would be to actually stress the assembly and...
24. ## Thread: Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

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### Reasonable deflection for a metal and wood table

I've been tasked with building a couple of tables for a church.
The "customer" is requesting that the tables be made from 3" high x 1.5" wide by 14 ga. tube steel, with a wood plank top....
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