I need some help! I am working on a new side table design and wanted to know how do I go about in calculating the stresses and strength requirements.
It's a circular table (diameter is 413mm), has three flat bars (evenly spaced at 130 degree) for support to the base plate. The weight of the table top is 12 kgs. I wanted to find out what should the thickness be for the flat bar to ensure it does not fail. The flat/frame is made of 316 Steel.
Any help or advise will be appreciated.