# steel rod

## Solution to Problem 272 Thermal Stress

**Problem 272**

For the assembly in Fig. 271, find the stress in each rod if the temperature rises 30°C after a load W = 120 kN is applied.

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## Solution to Problem 271 Thermal Stress

**Problem 271**

A rigid bar of negligible weight is supported as shown in Fig. P-271. If W = 80 kN, compute the temperature change that will cause the stress in the steel rod to be 55 MPa. Assume the coefficients of linear expansion are 11.7 µm/(m·°C) for steel and 18.9 µm/(m·°C) for bronze.

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## Solution to Problem 268 Thermal Stress

**Problem 268**

The rigid bar ABC in Fig. P-268 is pinned at B and attached to the two vertical rods. Initially, the bar is horizontal and the vertical rods are stress-free. Determine the stress in the aluminum rod if the temperature of the steel rod is decreased by 40°C. Neglect the weight of bar ABC.

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## Solution to Problem 264 Thermal Stress

**Problem 264**

A steel rod 3 feet long with a cross-sectional area of 0.25 in.^{2} is stretched between two fixed points. The tensile force is 1200 lb at 40°F. Using E = 29 × 10^{6} psi and α = 6.5 Ã— 10^{-6} in./(in.·°F), calculate (a) the temperature at which the stress in the bar will be 10 ksi; and (b) the temperature at which the stress will be zero.

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## Solution to Problem 262 Thermal Stress

**Problem 262**

A steel rod is stretched between two rigid walls and carries a tensile load of 5000 N at 20°C. If the allowable stress is not to exceed 130 MPa at -20°C, what is the minimum diameter of the rod? Assume α = 11.7 µm/(m·°C) and E = 200 GPa.

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## Solution to Problem 261 Thermal Stress

**Problem 261**

A steel rod with a cross-sectional area of 0.25 in^{2} is stretched between two fixed points. The tensile load at 70°F is 1200 lb. What will be the stress at 0°F? At what temperature will the stress be zero? Assume α = 6.5 × 10^{-6} in/(in·°F) and E = 29 × 10^{6} psi.

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## Solution to Problem 256 Statically Indeterminate

**Problem 256**

Three rods, each of area 250 mm^{2}, jointly support a 7.5 kN load, as shown in Fig. P-256. Assuming that there was no slack or stress in the rods before the load was applied, find the stress in each rod. Use E_{st} = 200 GPa and E_{br} = 83 GPa.

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## Solution to Problem 254 Statically Indeterminate

**Problem 254**

As shown in Fig. P-254, a rigid bar with negligible mass is pinned at O and attached to two vertical rods. Assuming that the rods were initially stress-free, what maximum load P can be applied without exceeding stresses of 150 MPa in the steel rod and 70 MPa in the bronze rod.

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## Solution to Problem 253 Statically Indeterminate

**Problem 253**

As shown in Fig. P-253, a rigid beam with negligible weight is pinned at one end and attached to two vertical rods. The beam was initially horizontal before the load W = 50 kips was applied. Find the vertical movement of W.

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## Solution to Problem 242 Statically Indeterminate

**Problem 242**

The assembly in Fig. P-242 consists of a light rigid bar AB, pinned at O, that is attached to the steel and aluminum rods. In the position shown, bar AB is horizontal and there is a gap, Δ = 5 mm, between the lower end of the steel rod and its pin support at C. Compute the stress in the aluminum rod when the lower end of the steel rod is attached to its support.

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