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Given: A thin-walled cylindrical pressure vessel with radius R = 1.0 ft and wall thickness t = 0.25 in. is simultaneously subjected to both an internal pressure p = 30 psi and a compressive force F at the ends.

Req'd: Determine the magnitude of the force F such that sL = -sH (i.e., the wall of the cylinder is in a state of pure shear).

F =  kips