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Shear ( of the metal ) strenth of adding a 16 (1x16") gage

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Shear ( of the metal ) strenth of adding a 16 (1x16") gage sheet metal sister between two . 2 x 9 planks 20 ft. long.
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Can you describe exactly what you're trying to do.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Sorry I wasn't able to get back to you sooner .I need to know how strong ( shear strength ) of a 9 in.wide 16 gauge piece of stainless becomes if sistered between ( clamped & squeezed can't move, or torque ) two 9in. x 2in. oak planks. I'm aware of a lot of variables- just an estimate or educated guess ? How much force to shear the 1/16 ( 16 Gag.) stainless
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Thanks,I'll be waiting
I can give you the shear capacity of the plate, but that will be somewhat meaningless in a vacuum. What are you trying to do?
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1st and foremost no matter how else you answer I would like that "shear capacity of the plate" . Nut shell, I have a A-frame peak truss made up of 4 King post and 5 King bolts and bottom joist made up of (3) three (nailed together ) 2 x 10 oak planks over a span of 41 Ft. ( no verticle columns) it's very old and has a sag approx 10 ft off one of the support walls .Plan to place one 9"piece (approx 8 ft along sagging area ) of 16 gauge stainless down between each outside plank and the middle plank ( encaseing it) jack up sag ,then bolt and clamp planks and stainless inserts altogether. No matter what your appraisal is of the idea don't forget "shear capacity of the plate" thank you , Joe

I will provide the shear capacity of the plate, as requested.

For a 16 gauge plate, 1" x 16", the allowable service load shear for the plate (assumine Fy=33 ksi) would be

11,800 pounds parallel to the 16" dimension and

740 pounds parallel to the 1" dimension.

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