# Additional Load for No Tensile Stress

## Problem 920 | Additional Centroidal Load to Eliminate Tensile Stress Anywhere Over the Cross Section

**Problem 920**

A compressive load *P* = 100 kN is applied, as shown in Fig. 9-8a, at a point 70 mm to the left and 30 mm above the centroid of a rectangular section for which *h* = 300 mm and *b* = 250 mm. What additional load, acting normal to the cross section at its centroid, will eliminate tensile stress anywhere over the cross section?

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