A combined stress experiment using a hacksaw

Marshall F. Coyle, Christal G. Keel

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An analytical and experimental study of the combined axial and bending stresses that occur in a typical hand-held hacksaw is described. A commercially available handsaw is loaded statically by tension in the saw blade. The tensile load on the hacksaw blade results in both bending and axial compressive stresses in the backbone of the hacksaw. This study demonstrates the experimental technique of using strain gages to validate an analytical solution, as well as the concept of creating and calibrating a load transducer to measure the applied load. This paper presents details on the analysis, experimental approach, and the results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-137
Number of pages9
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2001
Event2001 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Peppers, Papers, Pueblos and Professors - Albuquerque, NM, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2001Jun 27 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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