# Machine Link

## Problem 904 | Combined Axial and Bending

**Problem 904**

To avoid interference, a link in a machine is designed so that its cross-sectional area is reduced one half at section A-B as shown in Fig. P-904. If the thickness of the link is 50 mm, compute the maximum force P that can be applied if the maximum normal stress on section A-B is limited to 80 MPa.