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Compressive stress analysis

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A circular cross sectional bar with a diameter of 3.25 inches is loaded with a uniform axial compressive load of 22,750 pounds. What is the compressive stress along a cross section of the bar?

A. Cannot be determined because the length of the bar is unknown
B. Over 10,000 psi
C. Less than 1,000 psi
D. Between 2,000 and 9,000 psi

Please elaborate.

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A compression force is a squashing force pushing at both ends of a component or structure along its length. This circular cross sectional bar has a ...

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