I need to calculate bearing stress and, frankly, I don't think this was covered in school.
Simply, imagine a piece of U-Channel with the open end facing down. Drill a hole through one side and out the other. Put a bolt through it and hang something heavy from the bolt.
I know how to claculate stress if I was simply pulling on a flat plate with a hole in the middle (P/A with some stress concentration factor for the hole), but what about deformation of the hole if the load is ON the hole (as stated above).
Any help will be greatly appreciated.