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Re: Shear, Tension, and Block Shear Rupture Strength

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On Oct 21, 2004, at 1:14 PM, Carter, Charlie wrote:

I’d be looking at shear in the pin, bearing strength, and tearout as the controlling limit states.
Do not forget fatigue. Lifting lugs see highly cyclic loading with a significant impact component. Extractive industries like mining and lumbering beat the living hell out of mechanical equipment--they tend to judge the worth of equipment by the weight, not how cleverly they're engineered. Maybe you already know this, but it never hurts to repeat it.
Christopher Wright P.E. |"They couldn't hit an elephant at
chrisw(--nospam--at)    | this distance" (last words of Gen.
...................................| John Sedgwick, Spotsylvania 1864)

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