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>What is not true in my statement? We are all essentially agreeing on the
>issue of stress concentration around bolt holes. 
Perhaps I misunderstood. It seemed you were saying that the stress 
concentration resulted only from a decrease in the amount of material. 
That statement is not true. In the case of a half inch hole through a 14 
inch wide flange, the average stress would go up in the ratio of 14/13.5 
= 1.04. In fact the stress local to the hole goes up by a factor of about 

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