Author: Benjamin Mullen, Cornell University
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A bicycle crank is fitted with a strain gauge and a 100 lb force is applied. The bicycle crank's material is aluminum 6061-t6, the Young's modulus is 10,000 ksi, and the Poisson's Ratio is .33. The dimensions (in inches) of the bike crank are shown below.
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The bicycle crank is loaded such that the fitting on the right is fixed while the fitting on the left is loaded with a 100 lb force.
Using hand calculations and ANSYS Workbench, determine the strain measured by a 5.64 mm strain gauge centered at (3.3748, -0.09409, .375) away from the force and aligned in the y-direction.
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