A nail is driven into a wooden board by using a hammer. the impact of hammer on the head of the nail reduces the thrust of 25N. If the area of head is 0.5mm square and the tip is 0.1mm square.Find the pressure of head and tip

Asked by sreesaie2008 | 1st Aug, 2021, 06:12: AM

Expert Answer:

Pressure = Force / Area
 
Pressure on nail head = 25 N / 0.5 mm2 =  25 N / ( 0.5 × 10-6 m2 )  = 5.0 × 107 N/m2
 
Pressure at nail's tip  = 25 N / 0.1 mm2 = 25 N / ( 0.1 × 10-6 m)  = 2.5 × 108 N/m2

Answered by Thiyagarajan K | 1st Aug, 2021, 07:16: AM