4dex. Connector Examples • Ex. 4d.1 
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The middle plate transfers the entire force P: Therefore, the Maximum Average Bearing Stress in the bolt is: 

The maximum average shear stress in the bolt occurs where the plates meet. Due to symmetry of the connection, only the top (or bottom) segment of the bolt need be analyzed. From the FBD, maximum average shear stress in the bolt is: t_{S} = 31.8 MPa When the total force transferred by the bolt is supported by 2 crosssections, the bolt is in Double Shear. 
Stresses on upper part of the bolt. 
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