## Bearing Stress

## Bearing Stress

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Can someone help me out or point me to a good web resource?

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.

-Barry

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.

-Barry

## RE: Bearing Stress

A(bearing) = Diamter x Thickness

Sigma (bearing) = F/A

N(bearing) = Sy/Sigma

A(tearout) = length x thickness

tau = F/A

N(tearout) = 0.577xSy/tau

## RE: Bearing Stress

the area of the washer od

minus the area of the hole diameter.

This is a surface stress.

## RE: Bearing Stress

Handbook of Bolts and Bolted Jointsedited by Bickford and Nassar. You also can find information on this subject inGuide to Design Criteria for Bolted and Riveted Jointsby Kulak, Fisher, and Struik available for free here:http://www.boltcouncil.org/guide1.htm

Regards,

Cory

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## RE: Bearing Stress

Regards,

Cory

Please see FAQ731-376 for tips on how to make the best use of Eng-Tips Fora.

## RE: Bearing Stress

CoryPad, I don't really understand the reasoning behind tearout area. Why do I multiply it by 2? .........wait, I'm looking at the example in the book now. They multiply by 4 for a situation such as this. In other words, thickness is the thickness of the material that each of the 2 holes is in and there are 4 surfaces total that these 2 holes are on.

I get it. Thanks for checking my work!

## RE: Bearing Stress

Regards,

Cory

Please see FAQ731-376 for tips on how to make the best use of Eng-Tips Fora.