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Engineers/Metalists/anyone, metal question?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by rsagona1, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. rsagona1

    rsagona1 Hello

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    Consider this design, what material would be cheapest, yet strong enough to hold about 200 pounds?

    (In this picture, the red line would be the material, and the diamond is the weight).

    Rebar? Steel pole?

    Oh, the weight has a hole that the metal/rebar would go through, so no need to bolt it or anything.

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Brian Lee

    Brian Lee Drop those nuts

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    Nowhere NEAR enough information here to make a decision about it. And I make such decisions for a living, BTW.
     
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    Spider silk....glad I could help :)
     
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    I know very little about metal, but wouldn't it help to know what was holding up the red line, and where?
     
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    You have not provided enough information.

    You need support information on the red line. How many supports...How far from the attachment....Another words if you are supporting the red line approximately 1" from the weight on both sides, your red line is made out one material. If you are supporting the weight 5' from the weight and you only have one attachment point your red line is made of something completely different.
     
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    need a lot more info, but i will say this the size, shape, and orientation of the material is going to be as important if not more important than the composition of the material.

    edit: if i were to make a material selection with the information, or lack of information, i'd say steel pipe of an unknown diameter and schedule.
     
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    so much for the brain trusts...

    What, do you mean that no one here is Omnipotent! Engineers for years have been designing things without knowing all the facts. Use whatever you want but don't expect it to last without extensive testing.

    One test is worth a thousand expert opinions!
     
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    Unistrut seems like it would work the best.
     
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    Oh my, I read this post 3 times, wtf. I'd yell at the applications engineers if they only gave me that much information, sadly, thats all all the info they actually do give me for my job.:faint:

    <<Mechanical Engineer, 3 working years exp.
     
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    Yes, Ohms law prevails here.



    Or you give some dimensions.
     
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    That's kinda cold.

    Engineers are protectors of the public trust.

    That translates into the word "liability".
     
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    Based on the information provided I would recommend a three day old loaf of french bread...
     
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    Engineers/Metalists/anyone, metal question?

    Is that "metalists" as in winners at the Olympics or as in hard rock guitar players...

    ...just wunderin'
     
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    What is this supposed to be? Anything could possibly hold 200 Lbs. how long do you want it to do it for. We need more info.

    Edit: Is the weight the Square object? If so how long of a bar do you want it to be suspended in the middle of?
     
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