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I hate to disrupt the fun threads with something structural engineering related but I have a question….


How would you go about calculating the shear value of a ½” dia. Thru bolt attaching a steel plate and ¾” plywood?  I’ve never done bolts in plywood before nor do I think it’s that good of an idea but in this case its unavoidable.  Has anyone else dealt with bolts in plywood before?


Nick Fanger, P.E.


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