I have a simple question about some stress values used in an analysis
I'm reviewing. Here's the material values the analysis is working
AL 7075-T6511 extrusion-
Ftu = 78 ksi
Fcy = 70 ksi
Fbru = 140 ksi (e/D = 2.0)
Where'd this Fbru come from? Brittle rupture? And how can it be
higher in value than the ultimate tensile stress?
In other parts of the analysis I've seen Fbu... is this the same as
Fbru? I don't like the idea of brittle rupture being the criteria for
a stress analysis. I'd much rather it be yield stress for loading
that will be encountered more than once (i.e. not a crash).
Thanks in advance for any insight!
- posted 17 years ago