Press Fit Pressure
I finally got around to trying to digest this. Everything seems to be in order, but I have a few questions. I'm looking at the part of your explanation that states:
Since there are no applied external forces, the sum of the internal forces must = 0
Or the ((stress in steel x area) + (stress in copper x area)) = 0
What areas are you referring to? A cross sectional area? The reason I ask this is because you take the length as cancelling out (which makes sense - the press fit causes the same length on each piece), but why the thicknesses? I would think you'd use surface are contact here?
Thanks for explaining....I appreciate all your help