Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Ball Shear Calculation

  1. #1
    Associate Engineer
    Join Date
    Dec 2021
    Posts
    2

    Ball Shear Calculation

    Hi, I have a PVC Ball with 2.00" Diameter and i need it to pass through a Steel Restriction with ID 1.95". Can anyone help me out how to calculate the Shear load or pressure to shear the ball through the port.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    Technical Fellow Kelly_Bramble's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Bold Springs, GA
    Posts
    2,556
    To estimate the forces required, see:

    https://www.engineersedge.com/calcul...etal_15276.htm

    and

    https://www.engineersedge.com/materi...ear-stress.htm

    You will need enough contact area on the ball to ensure you don't deform or yield a shape during the shearing operation.
    Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

  3. #3
    Associate Engineer
    Join Date
    Dec 2021
    Posts
    2

    Compressive Strength Or Shear Strength

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelly Bramble View Post
    To estimate the forces required, see:

    https://www.engineersedge.com/calcul...etal_15276.htm

    and

    https://www.engineersedge.com/materi...ear-stress.htm

    You will need enough contact area on the ball to ensure you don't deform or yield a shape during the shearing operation.
    Hi, Thank you for your reply. For the Calculation, Should I take into account the compressive strength or the Shear Strength?

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •